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New Life daily devotion - May. 7, 2011

  • 2011 May 07
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Quality or Quantity Time?
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way:  bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 1:10

You’ve heard people say, “I don’t have much time to give my kids, but what I do give is quality time!”

What does that mean?

How can you predict the quality of “quality time?”  What constitutes the distinction, “quality?”

You can have the most well-planned, sure-fire occasion with your kids spoiled for any number of reasons; and then, on some other occasion, find that a mundane afternoon of errands provide the context for a wonderful time of bonding with them.  Such is life.

Quality time can’t be manipulated.  It doesn’t happen at your beck and call.  Instead, quality time sneaks up on you while spending quantity time with your loved ones.  The only way you can ensure quality time is to make sure there’s quantity time—and plenty of it.

“The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours.” - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

 

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