Monthly Archives: November 2013

Margin and its Friends

What about our other time areas that get “squeezed” by our new family responsibilities?  Let’s tackle them one by one. Personal Time.  To keep time for personal study or other interests, we may need a change in our daily schedule.  … Continue reading

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A Failure to Communicate

One of the things Rhonda and I learned early on in the effort to preserve our time as a couple was the need for good communication.  To put it bluntly, we just did not have the time to deal with poor … Continue reading

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Keeping the Spark Alive

Let’s start through our list of time commitments with some practical ideas about handling the “time squeeze” that comes with a growing family.  I am going to begin with our time together as a couple (see last post’s diagram for a … Continue reading

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Feeling the Time Squeeze

Last time, we introduced you to this diagram that provides the background for our “balancing family, work, and church” discussion. The categories on the left represent life before kids.  We have our personal time; hobbies and other interests.  We have … Continue reading

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Finding a Healthy Balance

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to share with the men of Cypress Bible Church a presentation on finding a healthy balance in our family, work, and church responsibilities.  The talk was a mix of biblical admonitions and life … Continue reading

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He Made a Wretch His Treasure

A few Sundays ago we were visiting Josh and Erica’s church in Southlake Texas.  We sang one of my favorite hymns, How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.  I don’t know of another song that carries so many powerful lines.  … Continue reading

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