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Being a wife, mother of three and entrepreneur can be very exhausting. I learned very quick, I needed to organize my time, keep track of deadlines and especially stay connected with God.
I also quickly realized that, when life happens and you don’t get those deadlines crossed off, its more things you have added on to your list of “to-dos” and its almost like a never ending cycle of “to-dos” lists, with items and deadlines that need to be crossed off. I was always asking myself, how can I EVER get things done, time spent with God, the house cleaned, organized, time spent with my husband, business deadlines crossed off and so on. I’ve always felt behind, always feeling like there is ALWAYS something to get done.
I came across a scripture that really helped me realize that God has everything under control. In Matthew 6:25a & 32b (amp):
“Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life… for your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” In this scripture Matthew is talking about not having to worry about whether you are going to eat or the clothes you will wear, because your father knows you need them.
I LOVE this scripture because its a great reminder that God will take care of us, His name actually means “God the Provider” Jehovah Jireh. I pulled out these particular phases because I want to drive home a point. I gave you an example of just how crazy my schedule, my life can be. Giving God the space, margin in my schedule has freed me from overly striving, always pushing myself to the limit, stressing myself out and not being able to give my kids, what they need from me. I want God to have His way in my life, but if I don’t give Him room to do it, how can He when I’m in the way trying to make it happen. God can do anything, whether I’m in the way or not, but He’s a gentlemen and won’t force His way in my schedule. He’s patiently waiting for me to step aside and let him lead. Allowing God to lead my life, is a lot more stress free, less striving and more freedom to do what He has truly called me to do.
That is why I’m so glad, I came across this beautiful planner that has EVERYTHING, I need for God to be God in my life, marriage, my children and everything in between. This planner was created by Deana, who loves Jesus Christ, She’s a wife to Greg and mother to Madelyn. She created this planner for women (Like me), looking for a way to stay organized and anchored in God’s word.
There are a few things I want to share with you, on how much I LOVE this planner and how It has helped me in my everyday life.
This planner has saved my sanity and has really helped me organize family activities, my thoughts, ideas and dreams and so much more.
#1– I LOVE how quick and to-the-point, the devotions are with scripture, I can always meditate on through out the day. Which leads me to…
#2– The space to write down my thoughts, ideas and dreams. There are some days I don’t have a lot to say and other days, I can’t seem to stop sharing the goodness of God from my heart, in that case, I also have a Journal on hand to continue my thoughts.
#3– I LOVE the “First-Four section” a section in what she calls a “To-do” list with grace. In this section you write down the first four things you need to accomplish in your day and hold yourself accountable to them. If you finish your day knowing you accomplished four important things, let that be your measure of a productive day.
#4– This section I LOVE how the times are written and spaced out. It gives me a clear visual of what my day will look like. I LOVE to just put down the activities God has put on my heart to do and leave the rest to Him, giving God the space (Margin) for Him to do what needs to be done in THAT day.
#5– The “What’s for dinner section.” In the beginning of the planner, there’s a section called: Family Go-To dinners, this is a tool for you to make meal planning intentional and fun. Creating a list of dinners your family loves, and that requires zero thinking during those days that seem to get out of control.
Another thing I LOVE about this planner is how cute and compact it is. It is small enough for me to put into my purse for on-the-go trips.
I’m so glad, I have found a planner that fit my lifestyle of an organized mom, devoted wife and keeping me anchored in Jesus Christ. Giving God room to do what He desires to do in my life. Below is a video of a walk through the planner. If you are interested in this planner, The current 2016 planners are 40% off which is a great deal because there are still 6 to 7 months left in the year to enjoy them. The 2017 planners will be released in late August and will also, be an expanded product line! 2 formats, more color options and a separate prayer journal. One of the planners has 52 devotionals, 1 for each week written by some amazing women of God, such as Christine Caine and Jenni Catron!
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AND… There is a GIVEAWAY!
Many thanks to Anchored Press for providing this prize for the giveaway. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Anchored Press in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.” This giveaway will run from June 25th to June 30th. Winner will selected on July 1, 2016 and notified by email.