A few friends and I are reading this book together. Each week we are reading one chapter. On Fridays, I am posting my comments, then giving them the opportunity to add their thoughts as well. If you would like to join us or simply find out more about the book, you can read about it here.)
- I have looked back through notes on the book, and here are the biggest things that stood out to me:
1. The simple need for margin
- I now see how margin can help in many areas and how it gives us the freedom to meet the unexpected challenges of life because we aren't living on the edge of our emotional, physical, financial or time resources.
2. The realization of the need for emotional strength
- This is the hardest for me to quantify, but I do see how lack of emotional strength affects me in all of my life.
3. The importance of relationships
- Solid relationships nurture lives. For that to happen, I must make relationships a priority.
4. The true picture of priorities
- We can't just list our priorities, because that doesn't give us an accurate perspective. A better way to picture it is the wheel. God is always the center and our other priorities each touch Him.
5. The difference between leisure and rest
- Americans are good at having time for leisure, but we aren't so accomplished on truly resting. I want to learn to have rest in my life.
I've had my say, what say you?
Discussion on Chapter 15