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Monday, September 24, 2012

Managing My Minutes, Do I really Need To? Gabby Mom Review

The Gabby Moms review for September is part one of Lorrie Flem’s new Scheduling bundle. Since it’s new, with new content the links are still on their way. I’ll add them here when it’s ready. As always I'm giving my honest opinion.

Managing My Minutes, Do I reallyNeed To? Explains why scheduling is important, what God’s thinks of managing our time, and points to more resources for creating schedules. It outlines the benefits of having a schedule, compares routines and schedules, and deals with many common objections to creating or following a schedule. 
Included are:
Why scheduling is a valuable investment
Difference in routine and schedule
Insights from Nehemiah: Know your resources, prepare, get help
Recommendations of more of Lorrie’s resources on scheduling
Admonition to pray and seek God 
My favorite section was Nehemiah: Rebuilding Walls, Restoring Lives. It’s a brief study through Nehemiah that is really about preparing your heart for scheduling, evaluating your life and taking action.All things I'm in the midst of doing right now, I suppose that's why it spoke to me.

If you are not sure a schedule is worth the effort, or if you could ever make one work for your family this may help you out. If know how to schedule and just haven’t done it for real in your family this may give you the boost and encouragement you need.

Check out more at http://www.eemagazine.com/

Do you have a schedule? Routine? How are they working?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Exercise and Feed to Rest

Why is something I want so much so hard to do?
My neighbor who left Alaska not knowing Jesus is suffering through cancer treatments. The treatments are awful – stopping is a death sentence without miracles.
A friend lost her perfectly healthy baby in delivery this week.  More friends are on bed rest to keep their babies safe.
A friend much too young has died and left behind two young children.
A boy from our church family had a horrible accident and will lose his foot unless Jesus gives him a new one.
Things are wrong and I found myself worrying or obsessing instead of praying. No rest.
I’m starting school next week. I’m filled with excitement and dread. I love schedules and learning. Not all of my children share that love. Questions –will it go well? Have I chosen the right materials? Have I planned enough? Right?
I guess I’m was trusting in my choices and plans instead of the One to whom I asked wisdom when I made those plans. Faith in Him is easier, safer, and more sure than faith in me – always. Faith in me is stressful. Faith in Him is rest.
I think my faith needs exercise. It needs food, too. I must exercise my faith so I can rest. To exercise my faith I must choose to trust Him. He has promised to work all things for my good because I love Him, because He has called me.
To feed my faith I must read and meditate on His Word, His blessings.
Exercise and feed to rest.