Boxed Nasties

I suppose every family develops their own buzz words that might not be understood by outsiders. For example, in our home, we’ll talk about eating a “boxed nasty.” That’s our word for those cheapest of the cheap little frozen pizzas.

One thing you’ll notice about boxed nasties is the stark contrast between the delicious looking picture on the box and the reality of what comes out of the box when you open it. In some ways that’s how it is with the way we use our time.

Most of us think we don’t have enough time to do things we’d like to do for God, our family or our church. But if we really stop and take a picture of what we do in a day, by journaling our use of time in 15 minute segments we might find that our mental picture of how we spend our time doesn’t match reality any better than the picture on a boxed nasty package.

That’s why journaling time can redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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