by Curt Dodd

Mark 6:30-31
The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they
had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming
and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said
to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get
some rest."

If there is anything that is necessary to complete a
construction project in a home, it is time on the job. It takes
time, hours and hours, to frame a house out. It takes hours and
hours to put up sheetrock. It takes many hours and much patience
to wallpaper and paint. It takes time on the job to complete a
home; but, the same is true when it comes to making a marriage
and a home the kind of place that is pleasant in which to

I have been collecting articles for several years concerning
this issue of time, time at home; and I want you to know that it
is of major concern in our country today. Several years ago,
there was an article written out of Chicago that said,
"Americans believe the greatest threat to the family is the
inability of parents to spend enough time with their children,
the first nation-wide survey on the family values has found. But
the survey also determined that most Americans would have a hard
time in passing up a more lucrative or more prestigious job even
if it meant more time away from home." It is a constant tension
that we live in trying to do better for our families financially
and still at the same time trying to do what is best for them
with ourselves. I like what Lee Iacocca said, "No man on his
deathbed has ever said, 'You know, I wish I would have spent
more time at the ...

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