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Day 22: Self-Feeding…And The Word of God.  Today we got introduced to the idea of three thirds groups (DBSs) and accountability partner groups and we were challenged to begin praying over who we would invite to those groups.  I have to admit that the idea of adding two more group meetings to my week on top of what I already have going on seems a tiny bit daunting.  Then to think about reading 25-30 chapters a week…wow.  I am generally doing well if I get through 1-2 chapters a day (equaling 7-14 chapters a week).  I completely understand with God as my top priority, I should jump all over adding this time with Him, but it is so hard when there is only so much time in the day and that time seems to already be spent up.  I am going to have to pray about this a lot to see how I can make this work, because I do see the importance in these things.  When I was discussing these ideas and my feelings/worry about time restrictions with my husband, he suggested that I “wake up earlier and drink more coffee.”  I suppose that is a good suggestion (especially the getting up earlier part).  Some other ideas that I have already are:

-cutting less important things

-possibly meeting with my accountability partner over the phone or through video chatting (maybe at least every other week, or something like that.)

I think that it is possible to implement these principles even if you work full time and have two babies and a husband at home.  I think it is possible to implement these principles even if you have a child with health difficulties and developmental delays resulting in multiple appointments each week.  You simply have to figure out how you can work these in.  Sometimes that may mean subtracting something from your schedule that is less important (e.g., TV, facebook, committees/meetings, etc.) and other times that might mean getting creative with your implementation sometimes.

Nicole Pounds

Author Nicole Pounds

Hi! My name is Nicole Pounds. I am a full time Speech-Language Pathologist, a foster momma to two little boys, and an avid follower of Christ. I love to eat sushi and ice cream, go for walks, and play with our foster babies. I am passionate about the church, spreading the word of Christ, and foster care/adoption. I am glad you are here and hope you decide to take the 30 Day Challenge!

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  • Doug Lucas says:

    Nicole, you’re right on track. Living out DMM principles adds around 7 hours a week to one’s life. So if a life is already jam-packed like yours, the question becomes: Where can we steal 7 hours. Yikes. Praying for you.