Today’s List

Let’s see …

  • What to have for breakfast
  • Church splits
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • The economy
  • Tiger Woods
  • Elena Kagan
  • Blackberries being banned
  • HP and sexual harrassment
  • Leon Walker and Latin America

It isn’t that some of these aren’t important.  In fact, like many things in life, the longer I neglect to have breakfast, the more important it becomes.  It gets worse and not better.

However, the other things on the list?  I’ll let you in on a little secret: I have next to no control over those things.

So, why worry about any of them?  Aren’t they just distractions?

6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

~ Php 4:6 (NIV)

What should be our priorities?

 22And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.

 23The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

 24Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

 25And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?

 26If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

 27Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 28If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?

 29And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

 30For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

 31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:22-32, King James Version)

I know.  Easier said than done.


  1. Hmmm — I had breakfast. Then I did Bible study (not about Church splits or Leon Walker, though).

    The economy's next for me – sending out more resumes. Maybe Lindsay or Tiger need personal assistants. 🙂

    Blackberry? Never eat them, much less type on one.

  2. John D Carmack

    @Richard: Typing on Blackberries might make your thumbs turn blue. 🙂 But, to never eat them?!