I’m not making any plans God,
I just wanted to let you know.
As great memes about fall plans, and their eminent demise,
are circling the internet, helping us to laugh until we don’t cry.
It doesn’t mean, that I don’t know what comes next.
There’s fall, and there’s school, and Halloween.
There’s stewardship and Thanksgiving and football.
I have a general sense as to what is going on,
and I have a sense of the rhythm.
But between, you and me Jesus, and the universe.
I thought I’d let you know,
that I’ve decided that I can’t really put any plans down
on anything as permanent as paper
no grand projects to pursue,
no pie in the sky goals–
Because I really don’t know what is coming next,
so here I am. The girl who loves the list,
the family organizer,
I am now without a plan.
I’m not giving up.
I’m still doing the next thing I have to do.
I still know what has to get done.
but its all way more ephemeral,
and instead of plans, its more like
that I’m making
sketches and blessings
(It sounds more perfect and beautiful than it is believe me)
I’m not making any plans God.
I’m just making do.
How about you, God?
Are you making do too?
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