|Dear friends of our at a dance.|
But that got me thinking a lot about time and how it’s used. And October is probably the month of the year when I need to and want to live by the “work hard, play hard” adage. There is so much work to be done between now and the end of the year. And there are so many fun, seasonal things to do at this time of year. And knowing my tendency to be very task-oriented, it would be easy for me to push aside the fun and just keep my nose to the grindstone. But all work and no play makes me a very dull girl. On the other hand, having fun, fun, fun would not be “redeeming the time” well. “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” (Eph. 5:15-16)
|Photo from Old Sturbridge Village.|
Then, as a way of keeping myself accountable to God, I took the list and categorized it. Since God calls me “to be busy at home” (Titus 2:5), I wanted to make sure that most of my tasks were, indeed, keeping me busy at home. I divided the list into the following categories:
- Phone Calls and Internet
- Purchases and Errands
- Fun Excursions
- Lap Work (meaning work I can do while sitting and waiting, at the end of the day, etc.)
- Ongoing Out-of-the-Home
- Days at Home
I knew, as I began to pull things off the list and put them in the categories, that if I had too many things in categories that took me away from home, then it would say that my priorities were not right, and I would have to make some adjustments.
A further look in my next posting!