In line with my word for 2020, I’m making a concerted effort to turn my volume down and turn wisdom’s volume up so that it’s the one I’m hearing each day. I’m not really adding anything to my day, but I am making some different choices about the media I consume during the day.
Here are some of the things I’ve been reading and listening to the last two months, and a few things that stood out to me as I read/listened!
The Power of a Praying Wife: This is the only hard copy book I’m reading, and I’m about a third of the way through it. I leave it on the table where I eat lunch at work and try to read for 10 minutes during my lunch break. I set a timer for 10 minutes and don’t look at my phone until the timer is done!
“Part of making a house a home is allowing your husband to be the head so you can be the heart. Trying to be both is too much. God placed the husband as the head over the family, whether he deserves it or not and whether he rises up to take his position or not. It’s God’s order of things. Trying to reverse that keeps a constant struggle going.”
“You can submit to God in prayer whatever controls your husband – alcoholism, workaholism, laziness, depression, infirmity, abusiveness, anxiety, fear, or failure – and pray for him to be released from it.”
“One of the most important questions you could ask is, “What is God doing in the here and now?” The follow up question is also important: “How should I respond to it?”
“Even if the worst thing imaginable actually happens to you, there is still hope. Hope is a person – his name is Jesus – and he is with you in power and in grace.”
The Richard Blackaby Leadership Podcast: Can A Leader Balance Work and Home?
This had some interesting points and was helpful to me, being married to someone who doesn’t work a 9-5 job.
He argues that there is no such thing as “balancing work and home,” but also gives his thoughts on the importance of prioritizing the time you do spend at home. It gave me some good food for thought concerning the down time that Paul and I spend together!
What are you reading or listening to right now? I would love your recommendations for books, podcasts or books on Audible!
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