I have some of my best ideas and thinking sessions at church. I think it’s maybe because I stop. I stop doing. I stop planning. I stop working. The churning sea of my brain becomes calm while I worship and listen.

The other day at church a thought came to me: I want to serve God and love Brett. I chased after the thought for a moment, like a butterfly. I caught it and then examined it for a moment.

I realized with joy that this is what I want to do when I grow up! Serve God and love Brett. Finally, I know what I want to do. It seems a bit simple. But like all great goals, challenge is inherent in simplicity.

Lord, help me!