The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Time is elusive. We are either wasting it, taking too much of it, or not taking enough of it.
One thing I seem to hear on repeat is I wish I had enough time to eat at home. Eating at home will not only improve the health of our bodies, it can also improve the health of our pocket books. In August of 2015, I calculated that our family spent over $600 in one month on eating out, including lunches for my husband and me. Since then, we have become more aware of where we eat.
For the last three years, these are things we have incorporated into our life that have become part of the routine.
We implemented the above in the beginning to help cut down on our food expenses. I found the added benefits were teaching our boys lessons in cooking, spending time with my husband while we cooked together, and the chance to sit as a family sharing a meal, something that unfortunately seems to be a lost art. This time at the dinner table has given us the opportunity to have important chats over a plate of meatloaf and mashed potatoes that would otherwise not have happened.
What are ways you save time and money?
Nicole Collier grew up in Montgomery, AL. She now lives in Helena, AL with her husband, Matthew, and 2 boys, Ethan, 10, and Russell, 6. She is a lover of all things creative, including photography and music. Nicole and her family are involved with The Just People Project non-profit ministry serving the homeless throughout the city of Birmingham. Her life verse is Romans 8:28, God will use your story to turn it around, bringing Him the glory through it all.
You can find Nicole now as a contributor on The Something More Ministries Blog.