The posts on this blog are copied from my private blog: "At The Rose Cottage". If you are interested in viewing The Rose Cottage, which has more personal family posts and pictures, email me at stewcrew9 at

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


"Always do the important before the urgent."

This is my new motto.

A few weeks ago I was feeling so discouraged with what I was not able to accomplish in my days.

I was feeling so dissatisfied with how many important things were being left in order to accomplish the urgent.

What do I classify as urgent?

Baking Bread (what will we have for lunch without it?)
The Phone Ringing
People's Expectations
My Own Unrealistic Expectations

What do I think of as important?

Teaching little girls to read.
Reading stories to children.
Phoning a friend to encourage her.
Painting a picture.
Listening to my teens.
Sitting on my Hubby's lap.
Watching a sunrise.

I know that sometimes the urgent thing is the most important thing for a moment... but not for every moment.

So I am asking myself throughout my days,

"What is the most important thing for me to do right now?"

In spite of what is urgent.


Des said...

I really needed to read this today. Good reminder. Sometimes I feel like I need to prove to people that I'm busy, and strive to please others because of it. And why?

Des said...

Hey there. I used to want an accountability partner. But I gave up I guess. I'll see how the summer goes, thanks for offering!

The Lockwood Family ♥ said...

I haven't been reading many blogs lately...just a couple. Took a month to do just what you said...ask the Lord to help me more and more see what is truly important. Computer didn't really rank. But I do thank Him for friends like you; and thank you for writing such a heart felt post. It was such a good reminder to my heart today!