#Tips Tuesday – How To Handle Interruptions

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It’s Tips Tuesday again. We look at How To handle interruptions to stay productive. Have you ever tried to get a word in and every time you tried, someone kept interrupting you? That’s what happens when you’re trying to get stuff done and a million and one things keep getting in the way. A phone call, an app notification, a friendly visit…the list is endless. I can assure you that nothing will get done if […]

#TipsTuesday – Thou Shall Not Burn Out

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Reading through the story of the ten virgins in the Bible [found in Matthew 25], something caught my attention. The wise virgins had their lamps full of oil at the time the bridegroom came in the dead of the night. The foolish ones had no oil left. I thought, how wicked of the wise virgins, could they not even have spared just a little oil for their friends? “That’s not fair at all”, I thought. […]

#TipsTuesday – Make Yourself Priority

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If you ever think that working yourself to total exhaustion all the time is a sign that you’re a great mom, then you are mistaken. Total exhaustion is a sign that you have refused to take a pause and make time for yourself. There’s only one of you, and it becomes important that you preserve that one. There will be days when things around your home are not in impeccable condition. There will be many […]

#TipsTuesday – Maintain Vs Repair

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Are you in the habit of waiting for work to pile up before you attack it? Do you usually wait for one ‘Big Day’ before you do your cleaning? I find that piling up work doesn’t work for me. In fact, it just makes the task seem more daunting! When you hear the word ‘Maintain’ or ‘Maintenance’, your mind may immediately register on a car or some other heavy duty equipment or tool. Car owners […]

#Tips Tuesday – Get Rid Of The Clutter

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Feeling overwhelmed? Always looking for things? One thing that guarantees that you’ll always be looking for stuff is when you have too many things! On Today’s Tips Tuesday, we look at this Tip: Unclutter Your Living Space I’m sure if you were to look through your closet, you’ll find some things you don’t even remember you have. You’ll find some you haven’t used in more than six months. Those are things that constitute clutter in […]

Parenting With Grace

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“Why do I need to keep telling you the same thing everyday?” I asked, sounding quite miffed. The answer came swiftly: “Why Do I Need to Keep Telling You Things too?” All the frustration drained out of me, leaving me feeling sheepish. That was God asking me the exact same question I was asking my kids. Why do we expect that God’s Grace will be available to us when we aren’t willing to extend the […]

Tips Tuesday – It's Okay To Say "No"

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I once had a friend who always found it difficult to say No to requests from people. He would go as far as putting himself in a position of doing something for about 3 different people in the same time space. He was a good guy, but soon the same people he was trying to please started to see him as unreliable. Why? He wanted to do everything to please everyone. Believe me when I […]