Alright, so I finished another what I would call a devotional. I had it going at the same time as the Checklist but just finished it later lol. This book is a great thought provoker. It provides a question at the beginning of each segment and then proceeds to talk about that question, gives mini stories, food for thought and a little prayer at the end. It really gets you in the mindset of getting out of your to-do list and focusing on whatever it is God wants you to focus on for your time together that morning or afternoon or whenever. At first I thought it was kind of cheesy, but then I really started to enjoy the book and seeing what God was putting on my heart this morning.
Pros: It is an easy read. It is thought provoking. It may have a little something for everyone. It helps get you in the mindset right away. It is a something new each day and not the same old same old.
Cons: It is a super easy read. It is only slightly challenging.
Overall, I really enjoyed adding those little tidbits to my morning devos. It was something that would help me think about things that I normally most likely would not even think to look at. It made me realize there are areas of my life I could work on and I had not even thought about them before. Kind of cool!
I had my morning devos this morning. I am so thankful that that is becoming more of a normal thing again. Having a cup of coffee and a quiet morning time in The Word is my favorite way to start the day. It really puts me at peace and centered for the rest of the day. I realize on the days I have spent time in the morning I am less critical and less stressed out at work or just in general. Whereas the days that I have not spent time in the morning, I am more critical of people around me and more on edge. So, getting that time is so necessary. This morning I was reading in my devotional book and came across this quote.
How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected but time is gone forever.
David B. Norris
This was something I really started realizing this year. I was more focused on making money to pay off debt or what have you and not focusing on how I was spending my time. My relationships were not wonderful and my relationship with the Lord was definitely not great. I think that played a huge part in why I made resolutions this year. I want to make sure I am focusing on the right things in life. There is more to life than work and money.
I have still been keeping up with my de-cluttering in February. I went through my shirts which I realized I have a lot of. I got rid of a bunch and then started a “second chance pile” of shirts I had worn but it had been a while so I was willing to give them another chance. So far, 2 out of 3 have made it back into the drawer. I actually looked really good in those two lol! I have gotten some stuff out of my closet and my pantry and bedroom in general. I started tackling the mend pile next to my bed. So, it is going slowly but surely.