20 Activities That Are Never A Waste of Time

The subject of ‘time’ fascinates me! It is such an abstract concept in so many ways. Something we dwell in now, but that has no value in eternity.

Once you use up your time on the Earth, there will never be more of it.

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A life changing message

I am so aware of how I spend my time. I don’t want to waste even a single iota of it. Each moment is a gift from God. I must confess that I had never given too much thought to the way I spend my time, until I listened to an excellent message by Steve Lawson, titled, “The Use of Your Time. It has become the most influential sermon in my life, of all the many that I have heard.

I have decided to create a list of 20 activities under the sun that I am determined to never consider a waste of my time. With all my heart, I desire to spend each moment glorifying God on this Earth.

However, I was starting to find that I considered certain tasks a waste of time, while in actual fact, they were necessary and beneficial in ministering to the King of Kings, and to those whom He has placed in my care.

20 activities that are never a waste of time!

  1. Reading the bible
  2. Spending time with your children
  3. Praying
  4. Meeting with a friend to encourage her
  5. Sharing the Gospel
  6. Showing hospitality
  7. Visiting someone sick
  8. Preparing a meal for your family
  9. Preparing a meal to take to someone in need
  10. Sleeping at night
  11. Listening to a sermon
  12. Going to church, prayer meetings, and bible studies
  13. Writing a thank you, birthday, sympathy, or encouragement card
  14. Reading an uplifting, challenging, faith-building book
  15. Buying food and clothing for your family members
  16. Helping your husband with something he needs help with
  17. Discipling and training your children
  18. Paying the bills
  19. Worshipping the Lord
  20. Reading aloud to your children

Why is it important to discern how you spend your time?

You see, my dear friend, sometimes you may be doing something that is so precious, such as sitting at your Lord’s feet and spending time with Him, for example. But you may be tempted to rush away to continue with a task that is far less important.

You will never be wasting time when you linger in God’s presence. (tweet that)

Other activities may seem mundane, such as preparing a meal. But are actually very important for you to execute in order to faithfully serve those whom God has placed on your path.

These too will never be a waste of time, and are to be done unto your God.

“Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Colossians 3:17

Which of the above do you struggle with? I would love to hear of other activities that you would add to this list that would never be considered a waste of time.

I would also like to encourage you to listen to “The Use of Your Time.” I pray it will be as challenging for you as it has been for me.

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150 Responses to 20 Activities That Are Never A Waste of Time

  1. I’m writing this from a hospital bed. You are right, every moment is precious, and when we serve others, we serve Him. To Jesus be all the glory. Let’s not waste this precious time!

    • womenabiding says:

      Cyndi! May God grant you speedy recovery and work deeply in your life and heart during this trial you are facing… It is indeed during times when we are vulnerable that we appreciate the time the Lord has given us. You are such an example to me of giving Him glory in any circumstances! Thank you for your comment and God bless you!

  2. Wanda says:

    Thank you for the reminder to be fully present in our moments even in the mundane moments.. Even what may seem insignificant matters.

    • womenabiding says:

      You’re most welcome, Wanda. I so much need to discipline myself to live in the present moment, and focus on doing whatever I’m doing as unto my God! Thank YOU for the reminder today!

  3. Barbie says:

    Thank you for reminding me of where my priorities need to be today!

  4. Rachael Henzman says:

    I so agree with all these things! I’m a new follower of your blog from the Monday Mingle Blog Hop! Would love if you could stop by mine. Thanks :0)

    The Three Whiskateers
    http://thethreewhiskateers.blogspot.com/

  5. Jen says:

    Why is it I always get caught up on sleeping! This is the hardest one for me to stop & appreciate! Thanks for showing us the priorities that are worth investing in & how we can utilize our time a little better for the glory of God in 2013! ~ jen

    • womenabiding says:

      I know! Go figure… Sleeping in my books = waste of time – big time! But, the Lord ordained that we rest our bodies and souls in that way, and I’ve learned that foregoing sleep is actually pride on my part – telling God that I don’t need the rest that He created me to have. Blessings to you for 2013 too! 🙂

  6. Monica says:

    Thank you for this post. What a beautiful yet gentle reminder.

    In His Grip,
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com
    P.S. I’d love it if you’d share this by linking up on Friday 🙂

  7. Misty says:

    I love this post. What others would call the ‘little things’ in life, I call the important ones. Thanks for sharing!

    • womenabiding says:

      Great way of looking at things, Misty! It is those “little things” that the Lord Himself often sees as great! He looks at our lives not as the world does. We need His perspective. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  8. Your list held items I didn’t expect but all are so worthy of our time.
    Keep up the God work.

  9. Sarah Brooks says:

    WOW! Time, that is something the Lord and I have been talking about a lot lately. Or rather He talks I get a little antsy and uncomfortable. I have always been one who is constantly moving, constantly busy. God brought conviction often. Then last year – Whap, some crazy sickness with bizarre symptoms has had me nearly out of commission for 8 months. I do not hardly cook or clean or go anywhere anymore. LOTS of time on the couch or in bed. Sounds like a GREAT opportunity to spend time with the Lord, time in the word, writing letters, visiting with my kids. Right? I have instead managed to waste 8 months doing… well I’m not really sure what I’ve been doing. More time with the Lord, certainly. But also I whole lot of wasted time. This is a great list, and a FABULOUS reminder and confirmation to me. Something God has been trying to get through for a while. Sorry to highjack your post like this. I am just so very convicted and encouraged by it all at the same time. Thank you for your precious words. Glad I stopped by today!

    • womenabiding says:

      Dear Sarah, my heart ached with you in your pain and frustration. No one can judge you for the way you have spent the last 8 months. I know that I would be so tempted to do so many “unproductive” activities too. We all need the Lord every step of the way. Every single moment… to guide and direct us to spend our time in the way that would most glorify HIM! I am so thankful that you took the time to share your heart and circumstances. I have prayed for you several times as the Lord has brought you to my mind. God bless you and keep you!

  10. Great post, and reminder about the importance of redeeming the time God has given us. Loved the list too of things that aren’t a waste of time. It’s easy to forget how important the things are that we do for and with our family. Thanks for linking us with us at the Courtship Connection.

    • womenabiding says:

      Thanks, Kathie! Our family are top priority after God, yet sometimes we place them way down under so many other relationships and activities. Isn’t it sad? This list was a reminder for me too, believe me! 🙂

  11. Kay says:

    very nice reminders! thank you!

  12. Sara says:

    New follower from the Hump Day Hop! Thanks for Co-Hosting!!!!

  13. What a very, very wonderful post! I think I struggle the ones that reach out beyond my family (writing notes, taking a meal…). I really need to do more of that. Stopping by from Simply Helping Him. Rosilind from A Little R & R: Blessings from Croatia. http://www.littlerandr.org

    • womenabiding says:

      Hey Rosilind! Welcome! Yes, those “old-fashioned” activities can sometimes seem tedious, but are so worth the effort, since they are personal and show much care to those who receive them. God bless you always…

  14. Ah, a post after my own heart 🙂
    I agree that we should be thinking very much about how we use our time, but I don’t think that I can say that any particular activity is NEVER a waste of time. Sometimes even prayer can be a form of procrastination and avoiding what God really wants us to do.
    Part of being in God’s presence and being a good steward of your time is to dictate your schedule as he would have you to. That’s where the power is.

    • womenabiding says:

      I agree, Loren. Thank you for that valid point, and I’ve enjoyed reading your follow up post on this subject. Our hearts are so wicked and deceitful, above ALL things, and we really can’t always trust ourselves to do “holy” activities with the right motives. Thankfully the Lord is gracious and merciful to us, and often exposes the true sin behind our “good” deeds, so that we can stay pure before Him. Always appreciate your comments!

  15. This is a good list. You could do several blog posts on each of these topics! Thanks so much for linking up with Simply Better.

  16. Gretchen says:

    AMEN! I am pinning this and then printing it out and placing in my journal. Thank you for the gentle reminder.

    Gretche

  17. Stephanie says:

    Hi there! What a lovely blog of refreshment and encouragement. I found you through The Almost Friday Blog Hope 🙂 I look forward to visiting again. I am also following you on Pinterest.

    Thank you for being a blessing!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

    • womenabiding says:

      Hey Stephanie! Really loved your encouraging comment, and so much value and appreciate your support! May God bless you, and I look forward whole-heartedly to being in touch! 🙂

  18. I love this list of 20 things. While some of these seem obvious, I can honestly say I do struggle with feeling like I’m wasting time doing a few of them. I will be sharing this post! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • womenabiding says:

      Glad to hear your sweet and honest response, Sybil. Thanks for that…I struggle with some too. We are all a work in progress. God bless you as you abide in God’s Word and will!

  19. Tara says:

    Hello there, thank you for linking this post with me 🙂 fantastic post. Hhave a blessed day. Tara (The Proverbs 31 Sanctuary)

  20. Doreen says:

    What a great post. My husband says he loves spending well wasted time with me:)
    It is nice to meet you…

    • womenabiding says:

      What a lovely thing for your hubby to say! Note to self: Remind my hubby what a joy it is to spend wasted time with me 🙂 Great to meet you too, Doreen!!!

  21. I am grateful for every day. lovely post. Hugs Thank you for sharing at the hop 🙂

  22. thank you for this friend, and for linking with imperfect prose. bless you for the way you minister to others.

  23. Joy Lenton says:

    Hi, I’m a first time visitor here from Missional Women Faith-filled Friday. Love what you say about the gift of time and how to use it wisely. As an M.E and other chronic illness sufferer for 20 + years I am acutely aware of how limited my energy is and how easy it is to waste it spending time unwisely. The list you give is one I will consider doing, tailoring it to my own specific set of circumstances and assessing prayerfully how best to use this precious gift we have. This year I sense the Lord asking me to spend more time in His Presence and I am already seeing fruit from making that my main priority as I pursue my God-sized dream for 2013. God bless you as you continue to reach out and support others through your words.

    • womenabiding says:

      Wow, Joy! Your name truly does reflect the beauty of who you so clearly are. I love the way that God is using the trial that He has allowed into your life, to draw you closer to Him, and also to exemplify such a beautiful life of faith and dependence on Him to others! You have blessed me BIG time today! Thank you and may He continue to strengthen and guide you dear sister! xxx

  24. Stacy says:

    Hey! I’m over from coffee date & love your post. So easily we can just let time slip away and spend it on things that really don’t matter and don’t help us run the race for the glory of God! Thanks for the great reminder & great list! I actually talk about growing in encouraging and being a good friend to others in my vlog. I’m a new fan! 🙂 Have a great day! ~Stacy

    • womenabiding says:

      Hey Stacy! Yes, I am constantly being challenged to use my time for activities that count for eternity, and not only for the pleasures of the moment. God bless you, my sister!

  25. Yes! Reading your Bible is definitely never a waste of time! Thanks for linking up to FFF!

  26. Alissa says:

    I love this! I need to make a list too!! thanks for linking up this week.

  27. Loralee says:

    What a beautiful blog. Thank you.

  28. Loralee says:

    What a beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing it with me.

  29. What a good reminder to use our time wisely. Love your list!

  30. Hmmm….You are right. These 20 activities are not a waste of time in the same sense that watching TV or idle shopping might be, but …but…time is sneaky. In my own contemplation of it, I’ve come to think that, even though sine things are generally worthwhile, perhaps just sitting, just doing nothing, just being, might lead us more surely to God.

    • womenabiding says:

      Absolutely agree with you, JoAnne! This is by no means a comprehensive list, and just BE-ing, instead of DO-ing is a beautiful and sometimes necessary act that draws us to spend precious time meditating on God, His goodness, and His love. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts…

  31. Annette says:

    Thanks for sharing. I am copying it as a reminder. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

  32. Jennifer says:

    This is a great reminder to prioritize the things that really matter. Thanks for linking with Scripture & A Snapshot.

  33. Lexi says:

    Great post! Such a good list. It’s really all about priorities. And it can be so easy to waste time. Thanks for the reminder!

  34. Janis Cox says:

    What a great list. I can say yes to most of them- praise the Lord.
    If you would like to link again I have a linky on Sunday Stillness and Wednesday’s Word.
    Blessings
    Janis

  35. Anne Kimball says:

    Hi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com).
    Great perspective on what should be considered meaningful ways to spend our time. Thanks for linking this up with the MMM!

  36. Showing hospitality is the one I struggle with the most…I’m naturally an introvert and it often seems like such a huge effort to invite someone into my home. Plus, I’m a perfectionist and make myself feel like everything has to be perfect for hospitality to happen. But we’re called to show hospitality and obeying God’s word is never a waste of time.

    • womenabiding says:

      Elizabeth! You wouldn’t BELIEVE how much I can relate to you, my sister! Even though I am not an introvert by any definition of the word, I have had hurts from my past in this area, very much shape me and rob me of the confidence to show hospitality. For me, too, it is often more an issue of choosing to obey God in this area, rather than having it come naturally to me. I have found, though, that the more I open my home and my heart to others, the easier it becomes, and it is always a blessing, without fail, to my family and I! You have blessed me so much by opening your heart here! Thank you!!!

  37. Every moment is so very precious, perfect advice, thanks!

  38. Hello! Popping over from Emily’s place. So glad to have an opportunity to share your words. Such a good reminder for this momma of three little ones, who never seems to “have enough time.” Thanks so much!

  39. Geoff Talbot says:

    Hi Tehila,

    I’m not a girl but we talked about your website a couple of weeks back and I was checking in to see how things were going and I simply loved this post.

    Hope you don’t mind a fella commenting.

    It is so easy to see, so many of the things in this list as interruptions or disruptions from other seemingly more important things. But I think it is the other way around.

    My wife often reminds me that my 14 month old son doesn’t interrupt my work… but my work interrupts him.

    I heard a great quote once that said…. “summer showers don’t get the publicity of tropical cyclones but they do a lot more good.”

    It is the little things that change the world.

    Geoff Talbot
    Blogging and commenting in Seven Sentences

    • womenabiding says:

      Hi Geoff!

      I am sure the ladies ’round here would more than welcome a man’s point of view 🙂

      I loved what your wife says about which way to see “interruptions”… I’ll have to remember that when my little ones “interrupt” me too.

      Our perspectives can be so warped at times, and that is why we all constantly need the reminders of what the important investments of time truly are.

      May God bless you and your family always…
      Tehila

  40. That’s a very good list. You’re absolutely right. They’re not a waste of time, but rather time well-invested.

  41. Lisa says:

    Great list and timely reminder! Thanks for sharing!

  42. Pamela says:

    Times is a precious thing. Thanks for linking up with More than this Monday!

  43. Thank you for this very special post. Sometimes it feels like the things we do as mothers is not important in the eyes of our children 😉 but everything we say, every meal, every cookie we bake, the books we read to them, and the Bible we read to them, and the prayers we say for them is immensely important to God. I ‘Pinned’ this post, and I am going to print it…it is THAT good!!

    Have a wonderful day, my sweet friend!!

    • womenabiding says:

      Wow Judith! I’m so humbled by your response, and even more excited at how blessed you were by these words! May God bless you as you hunger for Him daily, and seek His beautiful Truth in your daily life. With love always…

  44. Anita says:

    I would add, spending time in God’s creation; as I always feel much closer to Him amongst the woodland, meadow, coast …. It brings me rest and peace in His presence, and restores me for the tasks ahead.

    • womenabiding says:

      Oh, Anita, I love what you have added. Yes! Spending time admiring God’s handiwork, breathing in His beautiful air, and soaking in His peaceful Presence, are certainly right up there in activities that are always well worth spending time on, and glorifying to His Name! Thank you so much for adding that valuable comment…

  45. hazel i moon says:

    Thank you for the lovely reminder of 20 things that are never a waste of time! Welcome to “Tell Me a Story.”

  46. hazel i moon says:

    I think I will add to your reminder list “Take a walk” even a short one. My two black labs love to stay in the house as long as they are near either me or Robert (my husband) Being at my computer for a long while, I needed a walk and so did my pups. They watch me carefully as I pull my sweater on, and are ready to go even if it is out to the mail box and then around the mobile. I usually pick up sticks that have fallen off the oak trees, and carry them to a burn pile. All of a sudden my dogs rushed to the front fence for there they could view a lady walking her large dog. Not only did they view, they let them know this is our place so please go away. Our neighbor dogs picked up the cue and continued the message LOUD and clear. With all that activity done, they were ready for me to fill their water “Swim pool.” where they prefer to drink, and then follow me back into the house. Productive walk, for me and for them. Hummm. Wow this is so long I need to post this as a story . LOL

    • womenabiding says:

      Well, Hazel! That would definitely not be considered a waste of time, in my books! Sounds as though both you and your dogs benefit greatly from those walks… Enjoy and be blessed…

  47. Renee C. says:

    Hi, I’m visiting you from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. This is a wonderful list. I’ve made it one of my new year’s resolutions to get the children to send physical thank you cards for birthday money or Christmas money as well as sending a physical card for birthdays to parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Usually I whip off quick emails, but there is something much more personal in sending a physical card for these reasons. I like how you have “reading aloud to your children” – that’s one thing we do every day. Have a wonderful night! 🙂

    • womenabiding says:

      I totally agree with you, Renee. Good old fashioned, hand written cards, may take longer, but are always such a personal token of love and care to those who receive it. I definitely need to get into the habit too, of returning to this time-tested method of encouragement! Thank you for inspiring me!

  48. Monica says:

    Thanks for sharing this at Family Fun Friday. I think it’s a wonderful reminder to moms about what is really important.
    In His Grip,
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

  49. Sophia says:

    This is such an eye opening post. A few things on the list I used to consider a waste of time or a chore, but now I look at them in a different light. Thank you for an eye opening post.

    Visiting from Friendship Friday.

    Sophia
    twentyfiveseasons.com

    • womenabiding says:

      Thank you for your precious comment, Sophia! There are other things that I would add too, such as exercise, etc. which as you say, beforehand I would have considered a waste of time (because I don’t necessarily enjoy doing them), but I realize that they are not. They are important, necessary and valuable. So much appreciate you stopping by today! God bless you…

  50. Elissa Emoto says:

    I am inspired by your honesty and openness on your blog. I’ll continue reading and am thankful that God can use you in such a tangible way.

    Visiting from GFC collective! 🙂

    Blessings,
    Elissa
    sparklesandprays.blogspot.com

    • womenabiding says:

      Awww Elissa! Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. Love having you hang ’round these parts (pronounce in Southern accent please :-)). God’s blessings to you…

  51. Laura says:

    As someone with a long term illness and can say for certain that visiting someone who is ill is never a waste of time and will often mean more than you will know. This is definately something I hope I take with me when I am healed and hold on to for the rest of my life.
    Glad I have found your blog!

  52. Loved this article! Congratulations – you’ve been featured this week at Inspire Me Monday at

    Create With Joy
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  53. Love what you shared here! Great post. 🙂

  54. momstheword says:

    I love how faithful your readers are to always comment You have 106 responses to this! But then, I think that your posts are always relatable so people love to comment.

    I love that you said it’s never a waste of time to spend time with God! I agree!

    Also glad that you included that there are some things that WE might consider a waste of time but that God has a different idea, and that it’s for ministry for His glory.

    I don’t think it’s ever a waste of time to give an encouraging word or hug, or to listen to someone who is hurting. Even in there hurt you might be able to give an encouraging word or just be of comfort.

    Thanks so much for linking up to “Making Your Home Sing Monday” today! 🙂

  55. Janis Cox says:

    Wow – it was hard to find the bottom on the comments. 🙂
    Congratulations on a wonderful post. I agree with your list. And must stop blog hopping so I can go make a card for a friend.
    Following you at Bloggling Brooks.
    Blessings,
    Janis

  56. Cherry says:

    Visiting from Faith Filled Friday – very insightful list of 20 things. Thank you!

  57. Janene says:

    I’ve recently started reading aloud to my children again and I have to admit we are ALL loving it!

    Wonderful reminders!

    Thank you for linking up to the More Than Mommies Mixer this weekend!

  58. Sylvia says:

    I definitely needed to be reminded of several of your points. I’ve been more of a Martha than a Mary. Thanks for Linking up to Friendship Friday!

  59. Love this. Love being reminded that it’s good to spend time on the important stuff, even if there are tons of other things pressing in. There are lots of good things, but it’s important to spend time on the best things.

    So glad you linked to Saturday Night Stars! Have a blessed weekend.
    ~FringeGirl

  60. I came over from the Saturday Night Stars link-up from The Domestic Fringe. Really great article! What you listed are very important things, indeed! I most struggle with balancing my “online life” (blogging, writing, emails, social media) with being a wife and mom. But I’m finding ways to keep my priorities straight! Thanks for sharing this!

  61. Rosey says:

    What a wonderful thought-provoking post! Very nice! I’m here today from Let’s Get Social Sunday.

  62. Amanda says:

    I found this post on Matrimonial Mondays, thank you for the wonderful reminder! I know I often times get bogged down and feel like these are all things I HAVE to do, but tend to lose sight of the fact that these are all wonderful blessings, and praise God that I GET to do them!

  63. Alicia says:

    Thank you so much for this post! I needed it. I’ve found myself wondering lately if I’ve been making the best use of the time the Lord has blessed me with. I found my way here via the link-up at Domestic Fringe. I’m a new subscriber now 🙂 Blessings!

  64. Kasey says:

    What an awesome list! Time is a precious gift and learning to use it wisely is an honor!

  65. Beautiful post! For me, one thing that is not a waste of my time is rest. Having breast cancer has caused me to slow down and re-evaluate things. Rest is so important for my physical and emotional well being. Thank you for your encouragement and for linking up at Leaving A Legacy.

    Blessings~
    Shari

    • womenabiding says:

      Thank you for sharing, Shari! Going through a trial as you are at the moment, certainly brings a whole new perspective to how we spend out time. I so much appreciate you, your blog, your honesty and openness. With my love and prayers xx

  66. Bella says:

    Nice post. 😉 Thank you for sharing your 20 activities, you’ve inspired me to write one myself.
    I agree that a time spent with/for Him is never a waste. Reading about His teachings is food itself. It has that capability to nourish the mind and body, as well as enrich the soul.

    Visiting you from the Happy Wives Club link up.

    • womenabiding says:

      How cool that you’re going to write a list yourself! Great idea! It helps us stay on track and rest in the activities we know are OK to do…

      God bless you, Bella!

  67. Observing the Sabbath. I’m not 7th Day Adventist or Jewish but that commandment has always stuck with me throughout my adult life and I am so grateful because that one day of renewal gives my husband and me all we need to refresh and begin again.

    • womenabiding says:

      Great thought, Fawn! I’m Jewish, and like you, do believe that God intended a whole day of rest to restore and refresh us! Thank you for that valuable comment…

  68. Karmen says:

    A very “virtuous” list…Great post!

  69. Kera says:

    Thank you for linking up to It’s Okay Tuesdays! I love your list ~ those all definitely are not things and activities that should be thought of as a waste of time. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  70. Kelly says:

    You encompassed it all in this list. Beautiful!

    So happy to have you link up at the May Everyday Friends Monthly Blog and Social Media Hop ! Have a blessed weekend! ~Kelly, Our Everyday Harvest

  71. Sarah Koontz says:

    I love that you added paying bills to this list. It is such a practical thing, but it does take time each month to stay on top of! I am grateful my husband takes point in that department 😉

  72. Amanda B. says:

    You know, this year, the Lord has really been working on my heart about “teaching us to number our days.” It has made me re-prioritize my time and activities. You are spot on with this list. Thanks for putting it out there!

  73. This is a terrific list. I especially like the one about making dinner. That’s a great reminder during this busy season. It can seem like a waste of time when so many things are calling on us, but it’s very important to our families.

    Please drop by and say hello!

    Have a wonderful Christmas season!
    Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  74. mrschrissyt says:

    Beautiful. I love this.

  75. Wonderful insights and perspective on time and how we spend it for His glory.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  76. Bethany says:

    Tehila- I love this list and concept. Might have to make one of my own now : ) What a blessed family you have for living by this sort of perspective!

  77. I love that paying your bills is listed. 🙂 Such a good list!

  78. I feel like I have to be constantly vigilant about spending my time intentionally. It’s so easy for it to slip by while we are distracted with unimportant things.

    • womenabiding says:

      So true, Jamie… I often look back over my day and feel as though I should have spend my time on things that are more of a priority. God’s grace and love truly is amazing to forgive us little humans for all our folly 🙂 Blessings to you… xoox

  79. Melanie Redd says:

    What a great word, Tehila! Thank you for the reminder to make much of our time and to not waste it!

    I was “parked” by you on 100 Days, and I’m glad to find your post.

    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

  80. I love this, Tehila! There are many times that I don’t have a great attitude about the mundane, but sometimes those are the things that are the most important! Thanks for the reminder!

    • womenabiding says:

      So true, Hannah, and I’m with you there. It helps to realise that the mundane is a blessing and that we are truly doing God’s will when we do those things that are ordinary… Enjoy your day, my sweet! xoxo

  81. Beautiful! I would expand #17 to include training your children a life skill and teaching them Scripture memory!

  82. Thanks for these words. I try to be careful of my minutes as well — a portion of a verse came to mind as I was reading: “walk in wisdom, walk in love, walk circumspectly.” Thanks for your encouragement in that direction.

  83. laci says:

    love your list especially #2 and #10 !! Blog post like this are awesome and give me an extra pep in my step thanks so much for coming by and sharing this @ Welcome Home Wed. Laci @ Sequinsinthesouth.com

  84. Jann Olson says:

    Wonderful list! If we would all slow down and celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way we would definitely feel and enjoy the spirit of Christmas more! Thanks for sharing with Creating Christmas.
    hugs,
    Jann

  85. A great list! Thanks for sharing it at the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace!

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