Good morning, New Women! We're turning a page in our The Whole Christian Thing project, from "What's wrong with this picture?" to "How can we change the picture?" We've done a little bit of that up to this point, but now we're going to make it our focus. Basically, we know what's wrong. Now what are we going to do about it? How is Christianity supposed to work in our lives?
To that end, this week is going to look a little different. Sometime between now and our next post, Thursday, I would love for you to sit down and write out what a typical day looks like for you. The simplest way is to write the hours -- from the time you normally get up until the time you usually call it a day and go to bed -- down the left side of a piece of paper, leaving room to fill in what you generally do during each hour. It doesn't have to be exact (no need to fill in bathroom breaks, for example!) but it should represent a pretty average day in your life.
Once it's done, don't judge it. Don't go, "I sure do waste a lot of time!" or "Am I an idiot to have a schedule like this? No wonder I'm a crazy person!" Definitely don't try to change anything. Just let it be.
That's it. Thursday we're going to use that for our next step -- and again, it won't involve trying to change your schedule or anything like that. This isn't about your daily round being good or bad, right or wrong. It's just about what is.
If you want to comment as you're doing this, tell us what your general reaction is to the exercise:
(a) anxiety attack
(b) sort of uncomfortable
(c) no real reaction to speak of
(d) surprisingly calm
(e) totally jazzed
(f) other ___________________________
Okay, one more thing. A friend of mine has been asked to be a judge in a homeschool writing contest, and she provided me with this link for entering. If any of you aspiring authors are interested, click here.