The Serenity Prayer (Modified) for Planner People

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 Dear Lord,

I lay my Planner and Plans before you this day,

Asking you,

the One who is the author

of the greatest Plan in history-

The One who is The Beginning and End

to look upon my days and plans

and show me

what is needful and what is not.

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The Planner Rebel: This One’s for You!

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You’ve tried planners before, and every time, despite the best intentions, you find yourself slowly but surely rebelling. Oh, it does not start out as rebellion. It starts out when you have a day that throws you for a loop, than another, and another and so on, and so on, ad nausea. Soon, you look at the planner sitting on the counter with resentment. You blame the planner. It’s easier that way. You fold your arms and glare at it. If only it were a __________________________ (enter magic planner that you believe will solve all your planning problems).

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I’m Fascinated By His Love

"This Is My Body - The Passion Of The Christ"by C.M. Dudash

“This Is My Body – The Passion Of The Christ”by C.M. Dudash

 

Happy, Sunday Friends.  During this 31 Day Planning with Purpose Series we have been a bit more contemplative, deviating from the normal format in posts on Sundays. Today I want to share something I wrote a while back. May this Sunday refresh you, bring you the reminder of God’s Love and Faithfulness. May you find the balance between busy and blessed as you plan your upcoming week.

 

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. ~Ephesians 5:15-17

 

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The Planner- Journal Connection

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I have kept a journal since childhood. Some time around early puberty I felt the need to start writing things down. I have no idea what I wrote, but I am pretty sure it had to do with a boy. Mostly all of my early writing attempts did. Teenage journaling was more boys, girl drama and additionally whatever ruffled my feathers. Mostly everything ruffled my feathers. As I grew older, relationships grew more complex, as did my rants. More boys, drama girl stories and lengthier journal entries. I don’t ever remember having a planner in school. I just followed the schedule I was shown. I did not have much of an after school life, so I lived in a planner-less limbo. I was about 20 when I began training for physique competition, attending school  and working part time at a local health club simultaneously. Suddenly, life required more of me than my little planner-less existence could muster! BAM!

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More Top Tips For (Wanna Be) Planner People

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Last Friday, I posted the first 3 Top Tips for Planner People (here is a recap):

1. Use One Planner primarily for optimal planning.

2. Check in regularly with your planner, especially morning and evening.

3. Keep your planner set-up simple for success.

Today, I am sharing the next tips…

 

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