This month's product for review from Eternal Encouragement is a CD or MP3 from Lorrie Flem entitled 12 Super Simple Time Saving Tips. What a gold mine of encouraging advice! Whether you consider yourself organized-challenged or just need a refreshing boost -you will find something for YOU in this talk.
I will not surprise the fun and list all twelve of the tips that Lorrie shares; I will just share a few that spoke directly to me.
#1 Make it my priority to look like Jesus. In following with the theme for LOV this month -I can have a perfectly clean home, laundry all caught up, children happy and obedient, but if I have not LOVE then all is vanity. I want to love Jesus more. I want to be like Him. The only way that I know to do that is to spend time with Him. Much of my time can be wasted because not just of poor organizing but of sour, ugly attitudes. I need a continual readjustment. I need to constantly be with Him.
#6 Love something by giving it away. Are you overwhelmed by work? Give it away! Lorrie reminded me that I am NOT loving my children when I am doing everything for them. They are not learning how to keep house, be a part of the family, and grow in discipline. Delegate the chores. Work together. I need reminded of this, because for me it is often easier do it myself rather than deal with complaining. But am I loving them by allowing that?
#7 Be like a grape! Grapes grow in clusters and so do tasks. One way I do this is by setting items that need taken upstairs in a basket at the bottom of the steps, then I will take the basket up and put everything away at once. Another suggestion by Lorrie was to make all of the phone calls that you have to make together and while doing another task if possible (like folding clothes). This will greatly cut down on time and work effort.
And beautifully, Lorrie points us to JESUS at the beginning and end. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith, is He not? All of the tips that she shares fall under this heading.
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? . . . But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
~from Matthew 6
~from Matthew 6
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*As a member of the Gabby Moms, I received this mp3 free in exchange for my honest review*
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