Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Challenge From My Time Management Blog

A few months ago I chose a reading plan off of youversion and I loved it!  I was amazed at how fast I read it, I actually read it while I was getting my hair done!  After I started reading some small plans, I decided I wanted to read the bible in 90 days!  I didn't make it through all the way because I started school, but I did make to around day 30 of the reading.  It was amazing!  I gained so much more knowledge and understanding of the bible and about God!  I could feel my relationship growing closer and closer to God.  I read a lot more of the bible from my class, old testament survey than I did on the 90 day challenge.  When my class ends in 2 weeks, I have about 20 days off before my new testament survey class starts in January.  I am going to read the new testament in 30 days.  Some of the days there is no scheduled reading in this plan, there is only 20 scheduled days of reading in the plan.

I have a challenge for everyone this week that goes along with my last blog about time management! Find a reading plan on youversion. It doesn't have to be a long one, some of them are 2 days, reading about 3 chapters a day. Then I want you to comment on here what you picked to read and how it went. 
Here is the link to the reading plans on youversion:
You can read it on the computer or on you smartphone! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Time Management

I've always thought I didn't have enough time in the day.  Back when I only had 3 children, I said I couldn't find the time in the day to read my bible.  I had a friend from church who use to tell me I should be reading my bible daily and I made excuses, I'm too busy with my kids and the house.  I always found time to watch TV or cruise the web though!

I realize now looking back it was a time management issue.  I didn't organize my day in a way to utilize my time wisely and it was also a priority issue.  It wasn't a priority to read my bible.  Now I have 6 children, run a daycare with 5 children three and under all day, and go to school full time online.  I get the joy of hanging out with my kids all day, playing with them and teaching them.  I have found the spare moments in my day to do my school, usually nap time and bedtime.  In the last 2 days, I have read 1 & 2 Kings, which is 47 chapters.  I still manage to get about 6-7 hours of sleep every night!

 I'm excited for my husband, Chris, to join me in this adventure of starting school.  Chris will be starting school in the next month and then we will be sitting up together after the kids are in bed working on homework!  I have realized I need to make reading my bible a priority and it only took like 5 years!