December 12, 2017
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As December unfolds, my “TO-DO list” resists domestication . Worse, my calendar has the ability to add to the entries on this wild and insistent list that harasses my consciousness. To call the list a distraction is too mild. It wants to be tyrannical. It takes quite some effort on my part to try to tame it.

But I have an idea.  I can create another list, a “TO-NOT-DO list.” This one speaks of releasing and simplicity, of sharing and receiving, of being intentional about both a Sacred Yes and a Sacred No. Then I’ll let the two lists duke it out on their own, and I can sit back and relax as they figure it out on their own. Which list will reign as ruler of my mind and heart?

 

I think I’ll put my money on the new list.

(c) 2017 Nancy Kate Dunkerley, DMIN

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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