Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chocolate, Priorities, Time, and Life

I love chocolate.  And homemade cookies.  I also love spending time with my friends, reading, and working outside.  But more than these, I love God and seeing Him working in my life.

I read a post this morning by Lynn Blackburn in her blog Out of The Boat. It was about being intentional in everything we do, and it got me thinking.  How do I spend my time?  What are my priorities and how do my actions and relationships reflect them? So I thought and prayed about it and I need to make to make some changes.

It will require purposefully thinking every morning what I want to accomplish and reflecting on how those things show where my priorities lie. It'll take work but I think it'll be worth it.

Don't get me wrong here, I'm not against doing things for fun, or having "down time." In fact, I think that's necessary in order to take care of  me.  When I do, I'm more motivated and have more energy to focus on what matters to me most--loving God.

I think I'll read now and have some chocolate chip cookies.


  1. Don't you just love Lynn's posts? I love yours too, Ellen, and I appreciate your sharing this with us. I agree we all need some down time, but you're right -- it's all about balance and making sure that God is at the top of our priority list so that everything else trickles down from Him. Great post...now pass me a cookie! :)

  2. P.S. Great title for today's post!

  3. I'd been thinking a lot about how I use my time, too, Ellen. That was what moved me to make a new schedule. But I LOVE stopping for chocolate!!!

  4. Absolutely.Now if we can just stick to it we'll be doing well.

  5. Just made another batch--but there almost gone. Better get 'em while I can.