|Our drought drab world.|
One thing I have started to do is look at our fall schedule. I think we tried to do too much last school year. I am thinking of dropping gym class and dance from our week. Those two things take up more time than they are worth.
The gym class was not so effective last year as they were always having to replace the instructor and then we'd have weeks of just playing games and not learning skills. Dance is similar. My daughter isn't a serious dancer. We could use the dance money to fund her art classes, which is where her true talents lie.
And with much prayer, I said yes to working in our mid-week child church program, AWANA. I loved the girls I got to work with last year. This will give me a chance to grow as well. Being stretched is always good for me! I realized this after working VBS. I will have two personal ministries this year, AWANA and our small group.
I hope this year will be more balanced than last school year. We really need to be home more. We need to direct resources to their best use. We need to be careful with our time, making sure we have time for what is important.