"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How Do You Prioritize?

I have to confess….this one has me a bit stumped.

I start off my day with my Bible & my cup of coffee (& yes, the coffee IS non-negotiable!)

But, after that, I feel like most days, I am just floundering through the moments.

What should come first?

My health?

My kids?-who probably need me on average 150 times a day! (“Mom?!!” “Moooooommmmmy!!!!”)

My hubby?

My sisters?

My relationships with my friends?

My house?

Ooops…..& I almost forgot-the laundry? (I’m always forgetting the laundry-just ask my hubby!!!)

I love what Steady Mom had to say about this in her blog post a few days ago.

She asks herself these questions at the end of the day:

* Did I spend enough time with my kids today?

* Did I have any eye-to-eye conversations with them?

* What did they tell me, or try to tell me, today?

* Did I slow down enough to enjoy them, or was my day too rushed?

* How have they changed from yesterday?

* Did I kiss my husband today?

* Did I treat him as my husband or as the hired help?

* What memories did I make for our family today?

* How can I do better tomorrow?

How do you decide what needs to be done? How do set priorities?




P.S The cooking is done! Anyone want to come over for dinner?

4 comments:

Laurel said...

In principle, it seems so simple to me...
God
Husband
Children (character over academics)
Family
etc

Determining those priorities in principle is important and a big step.
BUT...
It's what they look like "with skin on" that has a tendency to throw me. I take great comfort in the promise in James for wisdom to be granted when we ask. Now, if I would remember to ask more often...

Kelly said...

It is so hard to balance all our hats- I guess we're at a good starting point if we're thinking about them and trying! Thanks for stopping by my site! Happy Holidays.

Literary Mama said...

It is so hard balancing all our hats- I think we put first whatever/whoever needs us more and go from there.

Thanks for stopping by my site! Happy Holidays

Kim & Dave said...

Laurel.....I have such a hard time remembering to lay each moment at His feet-KWIM?

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