Healthy Habits in Time Management

Posted On February 6, 2015

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Healthy Habits Series

For the spring 2015 semester, Campus Christian Fellowship is doing a series on healthy habits according to God. This week’s topic was “Healthy Habits in Time Management.”

 

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5: 15, 16 (ESV)

 

Stewardship – Not Just a Lord of the Rings Thing

Beginning in the Garden of Eden, God has called humans to be stewards (or caretakers) of whatever we have because everything belongs to God and is merely entrusted to us temporarily. Furthermore, Jesus taught that our good stewardship brings God joy. We are responsible to use what we have – whatever resources God gives us – to help and serve others.

 

Scheduling Margin

Margin is the space between our to-do lists (load) and the time constraints (limits). In graphic design, there is “white space” and art has “negative space,” which is the space around and between the image or images that are the focal point. Similarly, we need margin around the main priorities in our schedules. Creating that space always involves saying “no” to some things, maybe even good things, that are not our priorities.

 

Have you noticed that Jesus never seemed in a hurry? Time-related urgency was absent from His life. Creating margin is one of the best ways to allow Christ-like spontaneity and “interruptibility” into our lives. Margin blunts hurry and allows us to focus on divine appointments God sends our way.

 

Questions to Consider

What are the biggest areas where you waste your time?

What activities can you delegate or eliminate?

That role, if any, does prayer have in managing your time?

 

Join the discussion about this lesson on our Facebook page.

Student Check-In

Posted On August 18, 2014

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Barton Community College welcomed students back to campus last weekend. On the first day of check-in, three returning students joined Brian and I to welcome students and to invite them to the lasagna dinner we hosted that night. We collected spiritual interest surveys from waiting students and gave out our keychain flashlights as we invited them to our first meeting on Thursday.

 

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At the dinner, the First United Methodist Church, CrossPoint Great Bend, and First Southern Baptist Church helped us provide and serve lasagna for over 70 students.
On Sunday, Brian shared briefly about Campus Christian Fellowship at the mandatory housing meeting.
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We are looking forward to our first meeting of the year on Thursday, August 21 – more on that later!

God’s Word Rules

Posted On January 24, 2014

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Thoughts from the group discussion
  • People search for meaning in their lives.
  • Common places people look for answers to life questions: Google, friends, family, their own feelings.
  • God’s Word is perfect and powerful
  • The Bible is more than a poetry collection or a history book or science text.
  • You can’t find basketball rules in a volleyball handbook! (And you cannot find answers to life questions in the wrong places.)

 

Why do we resist God’s Word as the ultimate authority in our lives?
  • We do not like what it says
  • We do not understand it
  • Laziness – We want to just go by our gut feelings
  • It takes too long to get an response
  • Pride – We do not want to admit we do not know everything
Random, “you-had-to-be-there” quote of the night:
(After turning to 2 Peter 3:16)
“Hey, there’s a C.S. Lewis quote in here!”

 

What You Believe and Why – Introduction

Posted On January 18, 2014

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On Thursday night, we began the semester by reading about Paul. When Paul aka Saul chose to believe and follow Jesus as the Messiah, he took time to study the Law (Old Testament) all over again, now knowing the Christ who was being foretold. When we come to know Christ, it is wise for us to study the Bible too. The Bible can help us solidify and clarify our beliefs.
Other things we learned:
  • When one key belief changes, it calls for a re-evaluation of other beliefs.
  • Brandon likes to stir up controversy.
  • Christmas break is a long time to be away from your friends!
This week we kicked off our spring series, “What You Believe and Why.”
Students, please join us for the next Bible study on Thursday, January 23. 

 

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