Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Something to Think About...Minutes and Hours

I am, by nature, an introvert.
God, by nature, likes to stretch us beyond our comfort levels.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

I, by nature, wanted one child.
God, by nature, gave me four children!
Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

I, by nature, want to create.
God, by nature, wants to create.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

He understands your many responsibilities, the many things that pull on you as a woman. You must ask Him to help you find the minutes here and there. You must ask Him to show you how to organize your projects in a way that will work for you.

For example, when I’m working on a project, I will often pin or sticky note a note to myself to tell me what the next step is, so that I can go back to it without rethinking it. I also have several projects going at once. So, when I am sewing, I try to do all the cutting out that I can at once. The next time, I try to do all the marking I can at once. Next time, it’s all the pinning I can do at once. Then, all the sewing I can do at once. Then all the pressing. I’m sure you get the picture.

I want blocks of time. God gives me minutes.

I’m trying to learn to discipline myself to use those minutes more wisely.


Happy at Home with my four wonderful blessings!
6, 8, 10, and my teenager
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  1. What a great tip Laura! I never thought of pinning a note to myself to remind me. I am a person that gets distracted very easily! I start off doing one thing and always end up doing another!

  2. I'm so much like you, Laura... if I'm working on something, I have to do things "assembly line" style to stay focused and organized... I can't have a hodgepodge or 20 different things going on at once... I'll pull my hair out!

  3. Time management has been an issue for me lately. I leave myself notes, too. My memory is quite bad and I don't want to have to work on remembering something when I can just quickly jot it down.

    It is a good reminder to me that the Lord has decided to give me limited quality time. It is my responsibility to use it (and the other not-so-high-quality time) wisely.

    Thank you for the book! It arrived today. I sent you an e-mail, too.

  4. So true! Sometimes we need to be grateful for the crumbs. They are something :) Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week :)

  5. You're welcome, Jes. Happy 4th!


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