Here we go, counting down the final three posts for the Ultimate Blog Challenge for July- here’s #29!

Taking a cue from the real estate mantra of “Location-Location-Location” — I’m thinking a good one for freelancers who work from home is “Prioritize-Prioritize-Prioritize” because we need to clearly define boundaries between our personal lives and our work. This is especially difficult since our work is also where we live. Sometimes it takes an unpleasant event to let us know that our priorities are out of order.

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I am thankful that even though discipline, correction, or a light shining on your faults and flaws is not pleasant at the time…afterward it will yield fruits of peace and improved relationships (my paraphrased version of Hebrews 12:11).

True confession time: I have been so busy lately with freelance work and school, that my dearly beloved husband was beginning to feel like a single man because I never seemed to have time for him or had to “schedule” him in! I feel horrible that I was so far OUT of balance that I hurt him this much! We had a long discussion yesterday and are now working on things together. After 10 1/2 years together, we’re not about to throw things away.

“Painful trials are a part of life but God loves you and helps you to grow through them. Each challenge you encounter in life is part of your education process–a process that determines when you’re ready to be promoted to the next level.

Trials build spiritual muscle, faith, endurance, and longsuffering. They are opportunities to experience firsthand the faithfulness of God and to show your ability to rejoice as you share in the sufferings of Christ.

Trials come and go, but the development of godly character–your personal spiritual maturity–during the process makes you a worthy candidate for the promotion God has planned for you!”

–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right” [Day July 28]


I shared this in the hopes that it might save someone else from going through this! Do you ever find yourself and your schedule out of balance?

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