Saturday, October 8, 2011


The first section in the book Weird: Because normal isn't working is about TIME.  Of course I hear people talk about time all the time- everyone needs more.  When in reality of we were given more time we would just waste in on the same stuff we do now. 

More time is not better we just need to use what we have more wisely.  2 Peter 1:3 says "His devine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness" and Romans 12:2 "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will."

A few other highlights -we need to say no to some things that are good to leave room for great things.  Many of complain about our relationships- whether they be with our kids, friends or our spouse yet me do not invest the time to make them strong because we are too busy.  We need to re prioritize. 

Craig talks about the power of being present- this is huge.  When your with your spouse talking- do not think about all the things you have to do or make that grocery list in your head- just be with your spouse.  The average American watches 28 hours of tv a week and so by the time they are in their mid seventies they have spent 10 years watching tv- WOW this makes me sick- can't we think of something better to do with our time.  Craig points out that we are so caught up in being busy that we are missing many of God's blessings. 

And lastly we all need a day of rest.  Some of us like to think we are so important that we cannot take a day to rest- but God himself needed a day to rest.  Lots of thoughts but truthfully I grabbed a few nuggets and I am hoping and praying to make healthy and Godly changes.   Craig says it way better than I did so pick up the book and let me know what you think.

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