Have you ever wondered how everyone agreed on what it should be? It goes back to the 1800’s. Before there was a method of instant communication, each town would set its own time by the city clock. The result was that one town might vary by several minutes from a neighboring town. This problem was solved however when railroads began to connect villages and set a standard time for their departures which everyone eventually subscribed to.
The railroads demonstrated for us the value of everyone relying on the same schedule. And that’s a principle that still holds true today for families that want to function smoothly. While every individual needs their own day planner, there should also be one family calendar, in a central place, such as the refrigerator, where events affecting the whole family are recorded.
When special church programs such as concerts, revivals, or “Redeeming the Time” seminars are scheduled everyone should know about it.
Remember, having one family calendar gets everyone on the same page and redeems the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.