Planner Functions

A new receptionist returned from the coffee shop with a slushy mixture of juice and coffee in a thermos. She explained that she had seen it behind the counter and asked what it was. She then purchased it and combined the orders together after the owner explained it was a device that keeps hot things hot and cold things cold.

Certain things were not meant to be integrated. Time management however requires that we integrate four essential functions into our daily planning device. They are:

1. Datebook or calendar for scheduled events.
2. Task list for “to do” items that don’t have a date attached.
3. Addresses and contact information
4. System for taking notes and organizing them.

Whether you use a paper date book or an electronic organizer such as a Palm or Windows handheld, make sure your system integrates these four functions: Date book, Task list, Contacts, and Notes.

You’ll need each of them to be fully effective for the Lord and to redeem 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.

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