The Movement and Management of Time


We continue on in Maccabees, finishing Maccabees 1 and nearly finishing Maccabees 2.

In what ways have you felt the need to resist assimilation into a dominant culture?

This week we read Part 2,  “Managing Your Time,” Chapter 8, “Time Management Step #1: Create a Time Budget” of The Lifelong Activist, in which we continue the “nuts and bolts of Time Management.” As Rettig puts it, “Budgeting forces you to face the fact that you only have a limited number of hours each week, and it also forces you to make conscious choices about how you will spend that time. You’ll have to prioritize your goals and determine how much time you want to budget, or allocate, to each.”

Have you ever budgeted your time? What does that look like for you? C’mon over to People of the Books, our online book club in which we discuss this book and whatever else is on your mind or heart!


As we continue in this fifth week following Epiphany with our star words, Pastor Charissa Clark Howe encourages us to look up our star word in both a dictionary and thesaurus, noting anything that stands out to us, or anything that surprises, annoys, or delights us about our word’s definition or synonyms.

Clark Howe encourages us to learn more about our star word: What have you noticed about the definition of your star word and the words around it?


Check out the Find Your FBCO Map to find your local faith-based community organizing affiliate and connect with the people who are working together to live out their dreams of a more just world! What’s going on in your living of the Gospel? Let us know in the comments, in our e-mail discussion group, or on social media.