Tag: time management

Minutes Matter by K.R. Mele (Book Review)


Ever think about how you’re spending your time?

It’s easy for a day, a week, or even a year to slip away. We may wonder where the time went. Life can leave us feeling that there’s not enough time for all that we must do.

K.R. Mele takes a slightly different approach to time management. In Minutes Matter: Making Every Beat Count, he doesn’t ask us to plan for years, months, or even days. He urges us to examine how we’re using our minutes, those tiny pieces of time that can slip away so quickly we don’t even notice.


This might seem like a strange way to approach time management, but it makes sense in the chapter  where he discusses the importance of exercise. K.R. doesn’t encourage us to exercise for three hours a week, or does he? He recommends 180 minutes of exercise per week. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, three hours of exercise may seem unattainable, but 180 minutes per week seems like a much more accessible goal. Making your “minutes matter” can pay off in many areas of life.

K.R. discusses some statistics of how a typical person spends their lives. This can cause some major self-examination. How many hours, how many minutes, of our lives are being spent on things that are truly useless? How are your minutes, my minutes, being spent on valuable things? How can we make our minutes matter?

Minutes Matter is a book that will be valuable for anyone who wants to lead a life that truly matters. K.R. lays out some principles that are easy to understand, and his writing has a voice that is encouraging, non-judgmental, and one that understands the struggles of everyday living. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to be a good steward of their time.

FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Ambassador International, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed within this review are my own.


How to Study the Bible When You Don’t Have Time to Study the Bible

Do you study the Bible on your own? Maybe you’ve been told at church that you need to have Bible study as a family, or that you need to read the Bible on your own, or that it’s good to be able to read through the Bible in a year, but honestly, just between you and me, are you on a plan of studying the Bible?

I won’t lecture you here because I know how things are.  Some seasons of life are more…




The Power of a Half Hour by Tommy Barnett, Waterbrook Press, Book Review


The Power of a Half Hour by Tommy Barnett, Waterbrook Press, Book Review

How much can you get done in 30 minutes?

Tommy Barnett argues that an entire life can be changed in this short amount of time. The Power of a Half Hour is based on Barnett’s belief that time management isn’t a matter of making the most of large amounts of time but by making the most of 30 minutes.

Barnett’s thoughts are written well; the chapters are short enough for more than one chapter to be read in a half hour. Each chapter contains at least one story of how he or someone else experienced a powerful moment in just 30 minutes.

Although the book is heavily influenced by Barnett’s faith and work as a pastor, it contains very little, if any, Scripture verses. Barnett’s style of influencing people reminds me a lot of Joel Osteen. Barnett describes showing kindness in practical ways and guiding his children through honest talks instead of family devotions.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.