The Stewardship of Time

I recently did a Men’s Retreat (actually we call it an Advance) for about 100 guys from my previous church in West Chicago—just the weekend before they closed the camp because of COVID-19. The overall theme of the weekend was “Every Square Inch,” based upon a quote from Abraham Kuiper (1837-1920), Dutch Theologian and Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1901-1905), that because of Christ’s resurrection from the dead there is not one square inch of this universe over which he does not cry, “This is mine; this belongs to me!”

In the future, I will also put up the other 2 sessions that I did, but for now you might want to look at this one. Many of us have time on our hands that we’ve not had before and it may be helpful to evaluate our use of it as stewards under the authority of the Lord Jesus. Also, this pandemic may give us some unique opportunities that we may never have again. I pray that you may find this helpful:

Stewardship of Time

Note: If you would like to use a time audit chart that I mention in my talk, try this…

Casket Vision

I have often driven the I-80/90 corridor through Ohio in a state of semi-consciousness. Last year my son and I were on our way back from New Hampshire when we passed a truck which had the following written on the back doors: Matthews International Casket Division.  However, the way the wording was laid out (no pun intended) had the word “division” written across the back so that where the doors came together the letters “di.” were covered up. Thus at first glance, what I saw was Matthews International Casket Vision. Continue reading “Casket Vision”

Are You A Procrastinator?

Procrastination is the intentional delay of action without any real reason or likely benefit. Procrastination is especially damaging when such delay becomes habitual, which is the case with a majority of college students. Hey, only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday!  Yes, well the early bird may get the worm, but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese. Can you tell I’m procrastinating writing this blog? While laziness may have something to do with it, procrastination is multi-faceted and cannot be simplistically diagnosed. While some believe that there is a genetic predisposition towards procrastination, there are many other causes which need to be considered, such as: ADD, rebelliousness, indifference, pessimism, depression, anxiety, passivity, perfectionism, fear of failure, low self-esteem, etc.  “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will–tomorrow!” (Gloria Pitzer) There I go again, sorry. Continue reading “Are You A Procrastinator?”