Feb 28

Shopping For Time

2007 at 5:38 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre

Cover_1 Speaking of due dates, we have one more (less important but not insignificant) delivery in March: the manuscript of our next girltalk book. We’re calling it Shopping for Time: How To Do It All and NOT Be Overwhelmed. At the risk of overtaxing your kindness, we want to solicit your prayers for this “birth” as well.

What’s Shopping for Time all about? Let me give you a brief summary.

It’s a well-documented fact that women are savvy shoppers. We can unearth a bargain from the back corner of a discount store. We can also spot a bad deal as easily as if it was wearing a neon tag.

But the Bible also exhorts us to be savvy shoppers of our time: “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).

The reality is, however, we don’t often manage our time with the same skill that we shop the sales. Instead of looking carefully and walking wisely, we are often running frantically from one demand to another. Or we wander through the changing seasons of our life, easily distracted by whatever catches our fancy.

In this book, we suggest five simple keys to help us as women “make the best use” or “shop” for time. This book is not an attempt at a Christian-coated time-management book. Rather, we want to provide encouragement and practical help for women to bring glory to the Savior through every season of life God has appointed for them to walk through.

So, we would covet your prayers—for wisdom, speed, and most of all, that we would make the best use of our time and glorify God in this book-editing season.

PS—The book is scheduled for publication this summer. We’ll let you know when it’s available.