Busy Family Life

Tomorrow I’m going to speak on the American family carousel of children’s rehearsals, games, performances, practices, clubs, etc.  Tina Bare alerted me to a great Focus on the Family broadcast from earlier this month.  It featured Joanne Kraft, mother of four and author of a witty 2011 book, Just Too Busy.  Learn new terms like “Busy Mom Poker”, “Radical Sabbatical” and “ADD” (Activity Denial Disorder).  If you feel like your family is in need of some a schedule makeover, take a listen.  If you don’t…, might not hurt anyway.  http://www.focusonthefamily.com/popups/media_player.aspx?MediaId={1C8EF70D-F24B-4DEF-804F-579585BC74CF}

My Downtime and the Glory of God

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Tomorrow is the third message of six at Keystone about how we spend our time.  This one is on our leisure time pastimes.  I’ve been kind of dreading it because I love leisure and have been wondering what I’m going to say about it!  I love a good book, a suspenseful movie, a quiet evening on the patio with a fire blazing.  Because these are not intrinsically bad things, the question caroming around my soul is not, “When are you going to stop?”, but “How much do you love it all?”

The following excerpt on leisure time from Treven Wax’s book, Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals, is disturbingly penetrating.  Bring your steel tips.  http://www.christianity.com/print/11628696/