The kids are finally off to school. And I am finally back to work. Before the kids were even out the door yesterday morning, I had written an email to my editor, pitching an idea for an article that, because of its time-sensitivity, would need to be written STAT. It was one of those now-or-never moments. Continue Reading
This post is a FIRST. With the help of my technologically-inclined son, Nathan, I’m uploading my first video: an author interview. Last week, I interviewed Katelyn Beaty, Christianity Today’s managing editor, about her new book, A Woman’s Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World. We talked specifically about a Christian vision of work, the mommy wars, and the process of book writing. ( I apologize in advance for extraneous “likes” or “you knows.” Additionally, there are points in the video where our internet connection gets a little wonky.)
A couple of days ago, Her.meneutics published a piece I wrote on desire. (I’m sure that you’re surprised I chose that as a topic.) In the essay, I summarized some of the conversation I had with my class at church last week when I asked them: what does our culture say about desire? What does the church say about desire?
We all agreed that culture says this about desire (in general):
If it feels good do it.
Desire can’t be repressed; it has to be expressed.
Nothing you ever want is wrong.
I need a time management conversation today. Today – when the morning has me jittery, working to find my way through the piles of work (and laundry) that have mounded up since Ryan and I left the country last Friday.
We’re home. I’m jet-lagged. And tomorrow I’m running a large meeting for our children’s ministry volunteers. All of this has me in a state of physical tremors, where I feel the voltage of anxiety surging through my hands while I type.
Today, I need a time management conversation. And I need it in the way that Matt Perman has framed it in his new book, What’s Best Next.