Believe me, I have them all...It's what I do. I am lacking and feeling insecure, I buy every book out there to help me with whatever issue I have. My issue is two fold: Time Management and Disorganization.
I've struggled with time management most of my life. I don't have a good grasp about how long it should take to do something. I'm always running out of minutes. I own nearly every top selling book and program for bettering myself. Every year the goal is the same, "Get Organized," and every year I have failed. I love each and every one of these books and authors.
These sisters are not only very funny, they make me feel normal and they actually have helped me. I relate to them. I could actually be their little sister, I'm so much like them.
I have made the card file they suggest and filled out the charts. I've done better because of them. I want to publicly thank them for encouraging me.
As hard as I tried though, I could not even keep up with their filing system. Each time I failed to be neater and more orderly, I'd go get another book by a new author. Sound familiar to anyone?Here is another really good book. She helped me pray more about my situation.
Emily Barnes taught me many things, but much of it did not help me because I was born left handed and creative. I am easily distracted. I will stop doing something important like the laundry so that one of the kids can show me a bug. I loved her book, More Hours In My Day, and her testimony. It was wonderful and I couldn't put it down, but I closed the book longing to be like her and knowing I never could.
This little book called How Do You Find the Time by Pat King is one that changed my life. I could actually follow many of her suggestions. Her godly wisdom and reliance on the Lord inspired me greatly. I loved it so much that I have purchased used copies three times and have read them over and over again. If I could I would get this book republished, maybe through Focus On the Family. It is that good and should be available to all wives and mothers who need help managing their homes and loving their families. It is out of print and can sometimes be found on the Internet. If anyone out there knows how to publish an out of print book please let me know. In the future, I'd like to share little treasured nuggets from her book. Until then, blessing to you dear friends. Kathi
"A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
The main thing that has helped me is to first of all pray that the Lord would help me where I am lacking. Also to repeat this in my head often, "Put Things Away...Put Things Away...Put Things Away..."