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The things we carry

The things we carry

List of items in my diaper bag: 

bottle
wipes
spoons
diapers
formula
burp cloths
old receipts
extra clothes
nursing cover
cherry Lara bar
Kindle paperwhite
Sophie the Giraffe
cheerios and puffs
shriveled orange peel
red and blue teething rings

List of thoughts running through my head: 

tired
hungry
more bills
cold coffee
test results
nap time yet?
so much mail
the dog’s hair
should I say Hi?
eternal to-do list
yelling too much?
my quick temper
where are the keys?
make the appointment
does God really love me?

In this moment, invite God to hold all you carry, and trust that you are not alone. 


Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter.

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