Saturday, November 21, 2009

Continue to Continue

It's that time of year. If you are at all enmeshed in the academic world then you know what I'm talking about. Yes, Target has been celebrating Christmas (in the form of plastic wreathes and glittered cards) and holiday music is creeping onto the airwaves. And it's not even quite Thanksgiving yet. But, if you're a student (or teacher or both) then you're looking at the ugly end of term papers, projects, and piles of grading. It's easy for me to get distracted. I spend most of my time just getting and forgetting what I'm really working towards. In the last week I was reminded of a verse I learned as a scripture song in elementary school. "Whatever you do, work at it with all you heart as working for the Lord, not for men" (Colossians 3:23). Try it. As you are getting through you daily tasks around the house, at work, at school, preparing for holiday trips, parties, and family gatherings, just repeat the verse over and over in your mind until everything you do is in its rhythm.