Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, making the most of the opportunity. (Ephesians 5:15-16a)This verse from St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians that we heard this past week couldn't be more appropriate for my dilemma. Making the most of every opportunity, of each moment. Sometimes this means choosing one activity over another. Other times it means lingering longer with a friend, or closing up early to be on time somewhere else. In my case, making the most of my moments trumps my shelf appeal.
Making the MostHere are some other opportunities I've found to make the most:
- Why make a single batch when you can make double and freeze or save?
- Prepping the coffee maker the night before (I'm not so good about this, but it would be a nice thing for me to do for my husband who is usually up before me for work. Something to work on)
- Folding clothes straight from the dryer, rather than piling baskets up for later
- Don't leave meal planning to the grocery store meat department
How do you make the most of the time you have, so that you can live your life wisely?
Copyright Kate Taliaferro 2018
About the Author
Kate Taliaferro is an Air Force wife and mom of 4. She has a Masters in Religious Education and tries to find God's presence in all parts of her day, be it cooking, cleaning or just the everyday ordinary. She enjoys homeschooling, stitching crafts and finding cheerios between the couch cushions. She blogs at Daily Graces.