There are so many distractions, things, people, events, opportunities, and responsibilities vying for our time. Wanting, needing, demanding your attention. There are your own goals and ambitions to consider. Not to mention hobbies and the need to rest. Add in the unpredictability of life (illnesses, injuries, emergencies, unplanned meetings or assignments) along with the fact that how we best manage and balance our time changes from season to season; and managing this priceless resource becomes much more difficult.
So today I want to share 3 hard-learned principles to help you be more successful with your time management.
Sometimes God offers you a gift so precious, that you don’t understand its value until after you’ve unwrapped it and owned it for a while. This is the case with my sweet friend Misty. We met on Facebook a while back, and over time have developed a friendship that is centered on a mutual love of Jesus, encouragement, and prayer. It doesn’t matter the time of day, I know she will stop and pray, offer a word of encouragement, or pour her wisdom into life. Her heart and passion for God’s Word and His People inspire me more than I have words to describe. Read More
When you look back over the year, what do you see? What thoughts are running through your mind? Emotions coursing through your heart?
What is your attitude about saying goodbye to 2018?
I think I fall into Read More
It’s a great equalizer, isn’t it? Everyone has the exact same amount of time in a day, a week, a month, a year. The clock ticks are the same for you as they are for me. For the CEO of a fortune 500 company and for the homeless person on the street.
We can’t buy, sell, or store it. We can’t really save it, invest it, or erase it—even though we like to say we can. We can’t control it; speed it up or slow it down. We can’t stop it. And once it’s gone, we can’t get it back…ever.
But… Read More
In fact, this is a recent (like within the last year, recent) spiritual discipline I’ve determined to be more diligent about.
I will share how He changed me through this discipline at the end.
See, I used to only pray when Read More
Ok, you guys, here is a page from one of my personal Quiet Time Journals. Ignore the spelling and grammar errors, please. 🙂
It helps me process what I’m reading and slows me down so what I’m reading can penetrate my heart—and change my life. It’s also a way for me to Read More
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It’s a strange concept, isn’t it?
If anything, we’re wise to be mindful of our relationship with God and seek ways to improve it. Because let’s face it, if we’re estranged from God, it’s us who moved away…not Him. (See James 4:1-10) Read More
Okay, Minnesota Girl here, stick with me.
I would call my friends, and we would gather at our favorite sledding hill. Once there, we would climb the hill, careful to go through the trees on the sides to preserve the pristine snow. I remember how the anticipation would flow through me. How excited I would get looking down at the hill.
Not a single mark or track in sight.
A blank slate.
We could go down the hill any way we wanted. Read More
Do you feel like Christmas has snuck up on us?
I sure do.
I’m having a hard time believing we start December in just a few days. Thanksgiving was just last week as it seems like it was yesterday.
Even as I look at my office right now, I see gifts are starting to arrive. Items I ordered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday litter my floor, waiting to be wrapped.
My tree is up, but it still needs lights and decorations. It’s feet still need to be covered by the tree skirt.
My nativity scene is still packed safely away in its boxes.
My collection of snowmen is still nestled neatly in their totes.
And my heart…
…is far away from Christmas.
Not just Christmas but Bethlehem. Read More
Okay, so it’s a critical step I missed. Often.
But I discovered something amazing Read More