Give Me This Day My Daily Blog

Jan. 6Last week I had the opportunity to go to dinner with several friends. I don’t know why the subject came up (I didn’t bring it up), but we began to speak about my blog and specifically how I could write a blog every day.

I quickly responded that it’s only 300–500 words per article and that once you get in the habit of doing anything it makes it better. I also reminded my friends that they had parts of their job that required them to do something every day as well. I am able to get mine done in the same ways that they accomplish their responsibilities.

The real question has to do with how you accomplish more. We all have responsibilities everyday. How do we get them done?

Here are a few ways I have found help in carrying out my daily responsibilities.

First, establish a plan for the day. At the very beginning of the day, if not on the night before, make sure you understand what you must do for that day. Once you have an idea of the three or four or five things that must be done, your mind, even subconsciously, will recognize what you should be thinking about and doing.

My best blogging comes when I follow that practice.

Second, know the priority for the day. This not only helps with blogging; it helps with everything.

You and I usually talk about “priorities”, but the word originally was singular – – not several priorities but one priority. You can read more about “priority” and “priorities” here:

http://waylonbailey.com/2015/09/21/whats-your-priority/

When you start thinking about the priority for the day, it also helps you to deal with what needs to be done during the day.

Third, be a daily and life long reader and learner. As I keep up with the events of the world and read helpful books and articles, I find plenty to blog about.

Did you know there’s a YouTube video to show you how to do most anything? We live in a time of tremendous information. As we seek to learn and grow, we can become more efficient in life itself.

Finally, I do according to the title of this blog. I ask God to show me what I should write about. I find the words of the apostle Paul to be abundantly true: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6–7).

Most people don’t have a blog to write today, but we all have things that need to be taken care of.

I hope these practices will help you as you carry out your day by day activities.

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3 Comments


  1. Amy Probst
    Jan 06, 2016

    Thank you for your blogs. They are helpful and inspirational.


  2. Joe Urick
    Jan 07, 2016

    Missed you yesterday.


  3. Patrice Saucier
    Jan 07, 2016

    Very helpful for me.

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