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Have you ever planned on doing something you had plenty of time to accomplish, but somehow managed to not get it done until the very last minute?  I know I have.  While some people struggle less with procrastination than others I believe it is a constant challenge we are all faced with on a daily basis.  I have heard it said, “Work expands to all time available.”  In most areas of life we can juggle this and still seem to get by.  While delaying action with homework assignments and getting to work on time can certainly create stressful situations they rarely carry life changing consequences.  What if there are some areas of our lives where we are procrastinating and could potentially do so for years and years?  Is it possible there are some areas that we must take action in now?  If so, what could force us into taking action?

Do You Have Margin?

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Being a husband and father is tough.  It is definitely the hardest and most worth-while experience of my life.  I am willing to bet all spouses and parents would agree with this.  Leading our families requires very intentional thinking and actions to create the outcomes we desire.  We face so many challenges, but there is one challenge I see families faced with more and more every day that places a stranglehold on millions of families across America – finances.  Perhaps I should say lack of finances.  Early on this was a huge struggle for our family.  It was the number one stressor in our relationship and often the only thing Beth and I ever fought about.  I learned to create and focus on one simple word which has radically transformed our family life and completely removed this stress from our household.