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Shopping for Time
By Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore and Janelle Bradshaw
This is a book that has been on my list to read since it first came out. These ladies I highly respect and look up to. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Nicole for a few years, until her family moved down south for her husband to go to seminary. The rest of the family is further north or us and doesn’t attend the same church as our family.
Carolyn is the mother and wrote this book with her three married daughters. They have a wealth of knowledge between them and I’m so glad they have chosen to share some of it with us.
The subtitle of the book tells all! “How to do it all and NOT be overwhelmed”. Wouldn’t we all love to have that be true in our lives? These ladies address what is really important and how to prioritize the important. They also talk about how what we consider ‘doing it all’ isn’t exactly what we need to be doing. We will be able to ‘do it all and NOT be overwhelmed’ when it is all that God wants us to be doing.
Some of the topics they address were really thought provoking and convicting. I’ve realized after reading this book that I need to change some of my priorities and it’s helped me “see more clearly” what should be first and what I’m putting first. They also talk a lot about planning and setting up goals and hopes for the future and things that you want to accomplish.
I feel like I do an OK job and planning for now, but not so great for the future. I may have part of the next year in view, but not years ahead. I think it’s good to know where you want to be in a few years and start working towards it. Without long term goals we all tend to stagnate.
There is so much that I’ve been reminded of and things that I want to change for me and my family that I’d like to share more about what I’ve learned. Over the next few weeks I’ll have additional posts about what we will be changing in our family or in my life. Most of it has come from this book, so I’ll be posting in reference to Shopping for Time, but not necessarily reviewing what the book addresses.
Stay tuned for more!