Thursday, January 18, 2007

Confession: I'm a nerd


Short post. Quick point today.

I'm one of those people who would probably drive you nuts. I do everything ahead of schedule (except clean my house). I make lists. I make lists for my husband. Sometimes I wear my watch to bed. I love calendars. You know the type. Always early for everything.

Last night at youth group my pastor said, "So, what's the weather supposed to do tonight? When's the ice storm gonna hit?" He grinned really big. He knew I'd be prepared.

I quoted him the latest weather report I'd heard on the way to church.

My son is 15. I told him we needed to leave ON TIME last night. No hanging around talking. We had to get home before the ice/sleet/wintry mix.

Well, this morning it's only raining. No ice. No school closings. It's 39 degrees.

I think I try to be smarter than God. Be overly prepared. Stay one step ahead of the game. That gets pretty tiring.

When I'm still and quiet, God seems to say, "Trust me. You can relax. I'm in control--no matter what."

So, I've just added a New Year's Resolution to my LIST. I'm going to stop being such a nerd. And start trusting Him more. Maybe rip up my lists. :-)

ARE THERE ANY NERDS OUT THERE WHO UNDERSTAND?

♥ Julie

6 comments:

b said...

Oy. I knew there was another person out there like me. Lists - yes! Watch - very important. On time - well, most of the time ;-)

Julie - where do you live? It sounds like you barely missed some of the same weather that we got: Ice, sleet, a dusting of snow.

Julie Garmon said...

Hey my friend, B. I live near Atlanta, GA. Sooooooo glad you understand and you're a fellow nerd.

BUT I'M GOING TO CHANGE. ONE DAY I'M GOING TO FORGET TO WEAR MY WATCH AND BE LATE FOR SOMETHING.

Thanks for writing. Hope your world is going okay. You got that weather that I was on the look-out for. :-).
♥ Julie

MAS said...

Yeah...that's definitely B. I should know - we're sisters. I could stand to be a little more that way.

MAS

Erin said...

I make lists! Go lists! Although I don't wear a watch...

steph said...

hey all
i'm a list lover too, but usually most of the things on it don't get done as fast as i'd like them to. Also, I always wear a watch but for some reason no one in my family is capable of being on time to anything
thanks for the encouragement!

Julie Garmon said...

Hey Steph. Wish we could meet.:-)

Some of my best friends don't wear watches. I love it!

One day, one day, one day.

♥Julie