Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saving Time: Highlights from Saturday Show

Not enough Time?
Time, it seems like we never have enough.  Although invisible, we feel it passing us by and the weight of those passing moments seems to grow stronger when we feel deadline after deadline approaching.  This week I was reading an article called, "American Women Crushed for Time: Have themselves to Blame?"  Normally, I would've passed this article over, but the "Have themselves to Blame?" part caught my attention.  It began to dawn on me, that in some ways I guess we do.  Before I go any further, I want to vouch for all the guys I know and say that I know you are crazy busy too.  I think women and men deal with day to day demands differently, and I also think that we ladies can learn from guys.  Guys are magnificent at compartmentalizing different aspects of their lives and for the most part have the ability to separate work from play.  The book, "Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti" explains it like this:  "Men process life in boxes.  If you look down at a waffle, you see a collection of boxes separated by walls.  The boxes are separate from each other and make convenient holding places.  That is typically how men process life.  Women process life more like a plate of pasta.  If you look at a plate of spaghetti, you notice there are lots of individual noodles that all touch on another.  Women face life in this way.  Every thought and issue is connected to every other thought and issue in some way.  Life is much more of a process for women."  A study of 3,000 women showed that 50% of women say they don't have enough free time and more than 60% feel guilty spending what they do have on themselves instead they spend their "leisure time" multitasking a weird mix of work and play which they referred to as "contaminated free time."  I think the difference that I've noticed in myself and other women that I know is that we do feel guilt when we don't multitask.  The article went on to say, women compare themselves to other women entirely too much, and "they can always find an example of someone succeeding in ways that they aren't."  So, how can we force ourselves to free up some time?  The suggestions the article gave were: 1) Delegate; and when you do, don't worry if things aren't done exactly as you would do them.  2) Focus on being "Good Enough," not perfect.  3) Don't Dwell on things, it's a waste of time.  4) Change the way you see life.  It's not a race.  After working hard, rest and recover.

Hot Brown Panini
Time-Saving Recipes:
Here are some great recipes that are just as delicious as they are quick to prepare.

French Dip Roast Beef
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Hot Brown Panini
Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken

Chris Tomlin Contest:
If you could ask Chris Tomlin one question, what would it be?  Jim Galipeau will be interviewing Chris soon.  If you want Jim to ask a specific question, send it to and you could win!  If Jim uses your question, you could win the new Passion Album "White Flag" (featuring Chris Tomlin, David Crower Band),  a new book by Max Lucado's daughter, Jenna Lucado Bishop, and more.  Email with your question today!  Be sure to include your name, address, and phone number.  Entries must be received by this Wednesday, March 14th at 5:00 pm.

Tornado Relief: Blood Drive
The tornado victims still need our help and our prayers.  Due to the tornadoes, there is an increased need for blood.  That blood can only come from a volunteer.  Southeast Christian Church's Indiana Campus will be hosting a blood drive in the parking lot tomorrow, Sunday Mar 18th from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm For more information, click [here].
Here are a few other ways that you can help.

Red Cross Donations:  People can help those affected by disasters like the Midwest tornadoes and storms by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone's local Red Cross chapter. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Salvation Army Donations:  The Salvation Army is also helping to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the Midwest tornadoes. To give support to the victims through the Salvation Army, text the word "STORM" to 80888 to make an immediate $10 donation via your mobile phone.  Or visit 

Daylight Savings Begins:
Today is Daylight Savings Time.  Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight.

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