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More Lent Resources for 2018

Lent is not a season of only Law. Lent is a time of both Law and Gospel. So, if you have already failed a Lenten discipline, I have good news for you. Jesus became Man, taking on our very flesh, to live the life we can’t and to die the death we have earned. To God, you are still wet with the waters of holy Baptism and you drip with the righteousness that only our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came give–or earn. In fact, the Holy Spirit grants you flowing rivers of living water. And, guess what? There are more Lent resources for 2018 to help immerse you in the gifts God has already given you.

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Serial Multitasking

A conference speaker once talked about how multitasking doesn’t really work. She argued that multitasking really means that we’re distracted no matter what task is at hand. Yeah, I have six children, nine and under. I cannot not multitask. So, I told myself, I’ll just focus on whatever is at hand. I’ll serial task. Still, that’s pretty much resulted in serial multitasking.

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There is Time

Ladies and gentlemen, a gentle reminder that there is time: time to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. There is time to slow down so you can catch your temper. There is time to get away and be by yourself, even if it’s just a few extra moments in the bathroom, 😉 And, there is time to think through a few sentences to try to make them beautiful, clever, succinct, or whatever other goal you may have for your writing.

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“Decluttering”

I’m not afraid to admit I’m reading the book, How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your MindSeriously, who can blame me? But what I really appreciate about these tips is that they are applicable to a lot more than decluttering!

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My Why

A sentiment/scenario was sent in and it really resonates with me: “I’ve forgotten my why. I can’t seem to grab hold of it for more than a few minutes and then it slips away.”

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Resources to Help & Encourage Writers

Today we have a guest post from Cheryl Swope! She kindly sent me this guest post back when I preparing for vacation, fearful I’d run low on post and you might notice. 🙂 That time has come and gone—with no noticeable break! Woo hoo! So now we can read her article, Resources to Help & Encourage Writers, and discuss it if anyone wishes. Thanks again, Cheryl!

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Binge Reading

Maybe this is a dumb question, but what’s the reading equivalent of binge-watching? Perhaps waiting to read a series until it’s been finished? My underlying question, though, is what does it take to satiate our entertainment appetite once it’s used to intense saturation? I plowed through three separate novels this weekend and it felt pretty good. Still, I find myself itching for another binge reading session. Hmm.

In the meantime, I’ll remember that reading time isn’t antithetical to writing time. It just feels like it! But we’re Lutheran—we know our feelings can be wrong or misinterpreted. Here’s hoping I pay attention to my vocations. I shouldn’t get lost in binge reading!!

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Reading vs Writing

Sickness is sweeping through my family and I’m tired of the noise of television. But why do I turn to reading vs writing?!

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Got Time?

I’m smitten with this article on The Busy Person’s Lies. I keep thinking about it. Sometimes I’m affirmed, sometimes condemned, but more often it fills me with a delightful sense of wonder: what if I’ve really got time?

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Schedule

I’ll admit this may be dumb. I love the blogging feature where you “schedule” rather than “publish.” It is such a weight off my mind, even though it is hardly different: I won’t really get up earlier than 6am to catch a final error before “going live.”

The comforts we cling to are so often additional steps. We add to our days rather than subtract from them, despite feeling a frightful scarcity of time.

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