What should I do first, God?
Should I eat or exercise or read this morning’s news?
Should I write the thing, or tidy the thing, or build the thing?
Should I apologize to someone or thank someone or tell someone I love them?
Should I organize or resist or weep?
Should I rake or shovel or plant?
Should I make love or make up or make do?
Should I drive or walk or ride?
Should I seek or find or hide?
Should I shop or pack or plan?
Should I lean in or dig out or lift up?
Or should I sit?
Should I look out the window
with no word, no action –
just my eyes and your world
just my breath and your Breath?
Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as designated term pastor at First Congregational Church -UCC in Vancouver, Washington. She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the author of the not-really-about-a-triathlon memoir Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath. She blogs at There Is a River.
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