Eternal Encouragement Magazine Review

2010 at my daughter's wedding
When I gained a son-in-law ;)
When we all lived under the same roof 

Ever think about all the sayings using the word time?

Time after time   
 Time to go    
The time is right    
The time is now
No time like the present    
Take time to smell the roses    
Time will tell    
Time heals all wounds
Only time can heal a broken heart
Running out of time
Time management
Spend your time wisely
It is just a matter of time
Passing time
Killing time
All in good time
Time well spent
Desperate times
Time is money
One day at a time
All the time...
One at a time

Time flies

I have been contemplating the saying "time flies" a lot lately. As I look back over the past 24 years of being a mom, I realize that saying is my life right now.  It truly has "flown" as I watch my children leave the nest and venture out on their own.

I read this on another blog today:

God has a way of taking my struggles and making me face them head on.  Especially when what I really want to do is just keep my head in the sand and wish it just weren't so. 

The "time has come" that I face my season in life and accept it as God ordained and be thankful.
He knew before I accepted the title of Gabby Mom that my April 2011 mission would be to review the magazine Eternal Encouragement whose theme is about time.  As I read, I was challenged about the use of my time.  No matter what fills the 86,400 seconds of my day, be it chores, discipline, relationship building, spending $$$, training, speaking, am I using that time to the fullest?  To God's glory or my own?

I will never relive one second that has already passed.  I have to make conscience decisions every moment to make it count.  WOW....that, my friend, is quite a challenge!

The recurring verse throughout this spring issue is :

If you struggle as I do with the fact that time will change your life in the future, or just need encouragement to use your time more on over to to subscribe for $25.97 a year.      

There's no better TIME then now ;)

You can read what other Gabby Moms have to say about Eternal Encouragement at our blog.
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*I received a complimentary copy of the spring issue of Eternal Encouragement for my honest review.  


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed yours as well. I like the way you used all the sayings with "time" in them. Time certainly does fly by. I'm trying to stop and smell the roses.

  2. I liked the article about the 86,400 seconds too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. I am going to post that message on the top of my computer screen! Some of my kids are leaving the nest also, it is happening too fast! Great review!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog :) I enjoyed your review!

  5. Hi! I am stopping by from Gabby moms. You wrote such a beautiful review. I like those phrases about time.

    I am following you through GFC and Networked Blogs.

    Hope you can find time to visit me back and follow, too.

    Michelle Padrelanan

  6. That is a great saying that you got from that other blog, Cindy. I love it! We need those simple reminders every now and then.

  7. @KristenphI actually stopped to figure out if the 86400 was correct ;)

  8. @Beth
    That quote is such a good remiinder

  9. @Kimberly
    Thanks, Kimberly. I had a tough time with this post

  10. @Michelle
    Just came back from your blog. Very nice!

  11. @Danielle Leigh
    I need many reminders to stop and enjoy. Don't know why I have such a hard time with that

  12. That article about 86000+ seconds was rather sobering. The in-your-face realization that you don't get to come back and spend the seconds you didn't use... Even as I've wasted so many today! Thanks for the reminder AGAIN!
    Jenny, Fellow GM

  13. @JennyGuess I should have read that article again today as I have spent the whole day basically doing nothing. BUT sometimes nothing is good ;)

  14. Great post as usual. I appreciate your way with words and your way with using other people's words! Great quote from the other blog, too!


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