One of the questions I most often get asked is, “How do you have time for all that you do?”

First, if I had to take a guess, I’d assume that I’m not any busier than you are. We both have 24 hours a day but our schedules just contain different “to-dos.” Second, I don’t do all the things every day because the reality is, working from home isn’t perfect.

From a family stand point, during summer months and holiday breaks when the kids are home from school it means interruptions. A lot of them. I don’t think it’s realistic to say any of us will ever find balance, but it is possible to discover our family flow. For us that means hiring a nanny a few hours a week and other days it means helping the kids with projects they can do alongside me while I work.

Many times it means waking up waaaaay before everyone else to record a podcast episode, to write a blog post or to study. And I love it. ❤️

For each of us, we can either see time as a stumbling block or we can create ways to expand it to accomplish what we are called to do. There have been seasons when I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, a working outside of the home mom and now a work at home mom. My point? Circumstances of life are constantly changing but there is One who is stable. So no matter the season, if we keep our hearts and eyes fixed on Jesus, then the stabler our ground will be.

Perhaps the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that I’m called to serve the Lord in ALL areas of life but that doesn’t mean I need to do all things. To my younger self I’d say, “Take the pressure off, Carrie!” And to my current self I remind myself that each of us has a different capacity by which are able to operate.

If on your journey you find yourself weary with the task list, my encouragement to you is to always go back to God. Set aside time to listen to God. His strength is truly our source of strength. Sisterfriend, remember that you can call upon God to renew your strength. As believers we also know that his mercies are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22-23

All my love,

Carrie