The Word Among Us

Lent 2005 Issue

The List

One man's story of a Confession that changed his life.

By: Michael R. Steer

I'm a "list" person. You know my kind. I have lists for doing just about everything. Not just to go grocery shopping—that's for amateurs—but also to clean the house, go out for a day on the boat, and even to go on vacation. I've got lists of goals, projects, writing ideas, humorous anecdotes, and even for my favorite cigars and wines. Now that I've started exercising, I have a list for when I should exercise and another for when I actually do exercise.

Lists keep things in perspective for me. They help me to remember, and they give me a picture of how things will go. They make things happen—and...

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