When I began counting the clocks in my home, I noticed we have a grand total of at least 21 time-keeping devices. At what juncture did my life become not about living in the moment, but living by the minute?
How do I manage my time so I live more fully as the child of God I was created to be and set an example for my own daughter whom I love so dearly? I want her to be able to enjoy the world without being bound to the constant tick of the clock. How can she value the balance between accomplishment and sabbath if I do not show her by my own example?
I do not have all the answers. But I am searching for ways to fully live this life I have been so graciously given. Time is a gift, not a burden. At the end of each day, it would be nice to sit back, reflect, and—as the ultimate example-setter has done—say, “It is good.”
This message is adapted from “Mothering Seasons: Time is on My Side” written by Nancy Goldberger in the May 2005 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.