How To Get Things Done Even When You Can’t Clone Yourself

I looked at my friend’s to-do list that she posted on Instagram. “No wonder I’m cracking!” she posted. “I need a clone.” I cringed as I looked at her list. It was long. I also cringed because I remember the feelings that huge of a to-do list brought on. The feeling that I was always behind. The feeling that I was a failure because I couldn’t keep up. And it seemed the more I focused on all the ways I {Read More}

Successful (Not Stressful) Family Living

Fall is in the air. Gone are the sunny, carefree summer days. Replacing them is the activity-packed, responsibility-filled family schedule. A dozen or so years ago, I spoke to my friend on the phone, spilling concerns about fall’s packed calendar. I had kids to homeschool, books to write, mentoring responsibilities—not to mention the daily stuff that comes up. “At least a few times a week my grandma needs a ride into town for errands,” I explained. “And then there are {Read More}

When Saying No is the Best Thing You Can Do For Your Faith

One thing I’ve discovered is that when I’m too busy with too many things I turn to God for strength. He is faithful to provide it, but there is so much more of God that I’m missing out on. So much more of a relationship that only comes when I am still with Him. When I dig deep in His presence. I love this quote by Henri Nouwen: “So we try to do more while our energies ebb away and {Read More}

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