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Supernanny – Routine

Last night, we had our official first Supernanny parenting group discussion. We discussed the topic of routine. For those of you don’t know, routine or schedule is a normal part of my life. I wake up early to exercise and spend time with God. I eat breakfast most every day. I drive to work (to the office or to a job site). I work. I’m usually home by 5PM. And I have a general routine for the evening.

At any rate, this discussion made me think about some of the places in the Bible that talk about time and how we spend it. Here’s a couple that I came up with:

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:2-6

I was challenged last night to be more intentional with the time I spend with Leanne and the kids.

Next week, we’re talking about R-E-S-P-E-C-T. We’ll see how it goes.

Until the next post…
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September 19, 2007 - Posted by | parenting

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