Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spending Time with Him

Welcome! I’m over at 5 Minutes for Faith today where I’m talking about how, or more importantly, with Whom, I spend my time. I hope you’ll join me there. Here’s the beginning of what you’ll find…             
One of my most remembered time management lessons came from my 7th grade homeroom teacher, Mr. Mariani.

He always told us that if we waste our 10-minute homeroom period, twice a day, we were wasting 20 minutes a day—time that could be spent on homework or studying. By the end of the school week, we would waste one hour and 40 minutes. I don’t remember exactly, but I imagine he calculated it out further—he was also my math teacher for two years.
Now, I’m pretty sure I didn’t view talking with my friends for 10 minutes as a waste of time, but somehow, the lesson stayed with me all these years. (Too bad the math didn’t!)
For years, I’ve thought about not wasting 10 minutes here and there—sometimes to the point where I can’t give myself a break. I’m starting to wonder if making sure I’m not wasting time is just stressing me out!
Then it occurred to I spend my time is not as important as with Whom I spend my time.
Follow me over to read the rest of my post at 5 Minutes for Faith. And if you would, leave a comment. I’d love to know you stopped by!

In Christ,


  1. Laura, this a great reminder. Thanks for sharing about this. My husband and I got rid of our tv about 6 years ago because of the time that it wasted. We have never regreted it! Blessings to you.

    1. Hi Evie Jo,
      I watch the least amount of tv in my house (I'd rather read.) but I watch my share, and I agree, there are better ways I should spend my time. Thanks for your visit and comment! God bless!

  2. Great post, Laura. I left a comment over at 5 Minutes for Faith, but wanted to say thank you for linking up over the past few months.

    I will be stopping by for visits and I have your blog in my google reader.


    1. Thanks so much Joan! I have enjoyed linking up with you and am so glad to have met you in this blogging world. God bless!


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