I just have to say that I love “Managing My Minutes-Do I Really Need To?”. You are probably saying “WHAT?” Who would “love” a scheduling book? I have done many schedules over the years. Tried many different methods for organizing my life, but the ones that have made the very biggest impact on me are the ones that are biblically based. Ones that seek the help of the Lord and His Word. Lorrie has done just that.
In Lorries new book “Managing My Minutes-Do I Really Need To?” she uses the book of Nehemiah to illustrate Rebuilding Walls and Restoring Lives, which is actually one of the chapters. Right off the bat Lorrie touches my heart with God’s Word and God’s way, because I like to think that time belongs to me and not to God…sometimes. The problem of course is my wasted hours and days. My life then becomes a mess and since I am to be the manager of my home everyone else’s organization and time becomes a mess right along with me.
I really have to say that I was convicted to read Lorries book. Not only that, I was filled with relief at the tender way she gives grace and encouraged me about the benefits of being organized! She set’s up clear reasons why we need to have goals and also encourages her readers to run that schedule by their husband’s to see if he may think you need to tweak a thing or two. I have found this to be invaluable in my own life since I tend to over schedule my time 🙂 As much as I struggle with letting my husband “help” me with my schedule, he is the one that knows me and my time the best..besides the Lord and I am always thankful when I am open to his input.
Lorrie is also bold enough to bust through and break any of those “excuses” for not having a schedule. Such as:
“The most common resistance I hear to a schedule is that it will somehow make you a slave to it. Well, let me be witness to the fact that if you don’t follow the schedule there isn’t a “Schedule Enforcement Agency” that you will be in trouble with. No one will come knocking at your door demanding to know why you did not follow your plan today.”
Yet she emphasizes the flexibility of scheduling and encourages you to find what works best for you. Lorrie end’s Managing My Minutes-Do I Really Need To? by making the distinction between Schedules vs. Routines and the benefits of both.
You can find more resources covering this topic of “time management” at Eternal Encouragement Magazine. There you will find excellent tools for your toolbox such as Managing My Minutes: Babies, Preschoolers, and Kindergartners Bundle and Managing My Minutes: The School Years.
Do you need help with Managing your Time? If not, how do you do it?
I am a Gabby Mom and I was given a copy of Managing My Minutes-Do I Really Need To? for review only. I was not compensated in any way and the opinions are strictly my own.