|The Adventist Channel
By Carol Porter
When DeWayne Williams requested that I contribute some personal thoughts for a Family Life article, I immediately knew my contribution would be “Not Enough Time.” My brothers, feel free to read these words but “Not Enough Time” is definitely a women’s disease.
We have microwaves versus a kettle over an open flame! Washing machines versus washboards! Dishwashers versus lye soap in big black pots—which was used for bathing, cooking, and boiling the laundry. Let’s not forget microwave meals, permanent press clothing, take-out dinners, and our 0-60 instead of “Ole Betsy.”
Whew! I really don’t have time to write these words! Without these “New Fangled Contraptions” our parents and grandparents managed to raise families and get to Sabbath School on time. Amazing! I often think of the Anderson Family. I grew up with them in New York in Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church. Six children and never late for Sabbath School! It’s just Hurt, my husband, and sometimes our grandson, Ashitaka, “breaking our necks” to get out of the door. What’s wrong with this picture?
I’ve been praying and thinking about “Not Enough Time” for quite some time. Months ago I decided to do something about this irritant. I decided to tackle this disease head on! Having a business where my husband and I work together daily and our 30 year old food ministry; I finally realized what I lacked and missed was not enough of “Me Time, Selfish Time!”