Time Management

To be honest I have not been managing my time well recently.  I am off balance in many areas and I am beginning to feel weary, overwhelmed and I get easily frustrated.  So this weekend Tobin and I have planned to give each other time to plan, regroup and refocus.  Two resources I am arming myself with is:

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and 2:

Both encourage you to put God first in your life and then balance yourself between family, service and personal enrichment.  I am excited about revisiting this books and putting the principles back into my life.

 

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Hospitality

I love to entertain, and if you were to happen to stop by my house unannounce (which happens more often then you think) you would be welcomed with open arms and open home.  But I actually struggle with hospitality.  This is a terrible thing to admit as the wife of a pastor.   Hospitality does not come naturally to me and often it is not included in my planning and scheduling.

I have recently posted about a new planner I have been using, Keepers at Home Organizer.  How excited I was to discover that the Keepers at Home Organizer has a tab dedicated to hospitality.  It has you focus on several goals:

  1. My Service as an Individual: Young mothers I could be an older woman to, Older women from which to learn, new friends and old friends
  2. Our Service as a family: families in our church who need encouragement, new members of our church, newlyweds, young friends that my children could reach out to.
  3. Extended family
  4. those sick and bereaved
  5. Widows in need
  6. The elderly
  7. and group events my family can organize to encourage Christian fellowship.

There are places to keep track of letter writing and the actual planning of an event and so much more.  Keepers at Home Organizer {I am not an affiliate of Keeper of the Home Organizer, I am just that excited about this planner and want to share its wonderful qualities.}

It is so easy for anyone to get busy with the everyday needs of your family that you forget to look outside of your own family.  I plan to be more intentional in hospitality.  This also goes hand in hand with our new preschool curriculum. {I am an affiliate of Heavenly Homes products and do receive some commissions when your order products through my link.}

What kinds of things do you do to show hospitality?  I would love to hear your ideas!