Maine is the only state in America whose name is only one syllable. I don’t know if that was one of the considerations that went into picking the name, but it certainly is a nice benefit.
Keeping names of places, things, and even people short and simple can save a lot of time over the long run. Imagine how much time has been spent over the past 250 years with people asking “How do you spell Massachusetts?”
Get in the habit of using initials or abbreviations for longer terms or titles. Instead of the Administrative Operations Center, call it the AOC. The church Family Life Center can be the FLC. Even at home the “living room” can be the “den.”
Shortening titles may only add seconds to your day, but it does create a momentum that says, “Let’s get as much done as we can in the time we have.” It helps us set a pace that maximizes our time for the Lord and helps us 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.