12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman: Practical Tips for Managing Your Home and Your Family

12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman: Practical Tips for Managing Your Home and Your Family

by Lane P Jordan
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12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman: Practical Tips for Managing Your Home and Your Family by Lane P Jordan

Lane Jordan provides the perfect blend of nuts-and-bolts information geared to everyday tasks and insights into the timeless relationships with family, friends, God, and self. The result is a book that serves as a modern-day Proverbs 31 for women. In this completely revised and updated edition, Jordan incorporates new tips and technology that can make women’s lives more productive, balanced, and satisfying. An invaluable resource for every 21st century woman—from soccer moms to single grandmoms—this book combines practical information on managing fast-paced life with the biblical wisdom and assurances that remind us that even when life seems overwhelming, the Lord is our keeper, our father, our husband, and our shepherd.

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ISBN-13: 9781619704299
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 296 KB

About the Author

Lane P. Jordan is an author, recording vocalist, speaker and seminar leader. She is the former associate producer for Charles Stanley’s In Touch program.

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12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman: Practical Tips for Managing Your Home and Your Life 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ClaudeanDeanie More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful guide to getting organized and putting everything in your life in proper perspective. It is a new updated and revised book of the one published in the1990's. A lot of things have changed since then. Therefore, there is a need for her to update her book with all of the new technical advantages that we have today such as our personal computers, internet books, texts messages and of course our emails. All of the new ways to communicate with each other have made communication much easier and faster. In many ways all of our new technical ways of getting our jobs done may have complicated our lives even more that doing things the old slower ways. The 12 Steps in the book are all started out with a Bible Scripture and a way of life is depicted by putting God first in all things in our lives. We should be a "Proverbs 31 Woman" and honor God with our lives. Each Step ends with a Bible verse and a list of the ideas and how to apply them to our life with our family and cause our household to be more orderly and peaceful. The writer has not forgotten about the single girl and how important it is for her to be organized too. If you have not already chosen to allow God to be your leader in all of your life, she has out lined the way to become a Christian and that the penalty for not choosing God and remaining a sinner is death. When you have decided to follow the ways of Jesus find the right church for you and your family where the Bible is studied and taught to new born Christians. Try to find one close to where you live and fellowship with other believers and learn how to serve God. I will be referring to this valuable book many times in the future to help me become more organized in my home and make sure that I make time in my busy schedule to study Gods Holy Bible by setting a certain time in each day for prayer and worshiping my Savior!
homeschoolmom24 More than 1 year ago
About the Book: Lane Jordan provides the perfect blend of nuts-and-bolts information geared to everyday tasks and insights into the timeless relationships with family, friends, God, and self. The result is a book that serves as a modern-day Proverbs 31 for women. In this completely revised and updated edition, Jordan incorporates new tips and technology that can make womens lives more productive, balanced, and satisfying. About the Author: Lane P. Jordan is an author, recording vocalist, speaker and seminar leader. She is the former associate producer for Charles Stanley's In Touch program. My Review: 12 Steps To Becoming A More Organized Woman, is a unique type of organizing book. When most books that are written in order to help the average woman become more organized they include ways for you to organize closets and to freeze monthly meals. This book, a revised&updated edition, goes a step further. The author tries to rear us back around to the things that should matter to us more than just a tidy home or perfectly labeled shelving she begins with our hearts and souls. She says that priority number one should be a prayer and devotion life with the Lord. She then touches on marriage and how its important that we make our marriage the next item on the list that needs attention and focus. And not to leave the single ladies out she has devoted a chapter solely to you. The author has tried to give us the Proverbs 31 woman of today and how she should manage her life and family. I liked her idea of taking our toddlers out to eat occasionally. She said its best to pick off peak hours when the restaurant isn't likely to be crowded. I'll be honest, I cringed when I read that, but I am going to give it a try real soon. This is the best book I have read in a long time and I absolutely love that it was modeled after Proverbs 31. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like to choose one good organizing book to read per year, and this year Lane P. Jordan’s 12 Steps to being a more organized woman was it! She covered everything thoroughly with ideas and tips to motivate me to manage my life better. Lane gave me permission to dream as I was challenged to “rethink” what I wanted to do in my life, to plan: as I went through and made a list of what needed attention in each room of my house and to power off: by shutting off my phone and email and giving my brain a break. She wraps each chapter up with the importance of maintaining spiritual balance in our lives - -a key to life success in this world and the next!
debhgrty More than 1 year ago
Lane P. Jordan’s 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman has been revised and republished to bring the tips up-to-date. I was hopeful when I began to read the updated edition. I find myself often disorganized and distracted and yearn for a system to follow that will solve my problems. This was a very different book and focus. Jordan draws a woman who takes care of all aspects of her life by drawing closer to the Lord Jesus and His teaching. She touches on the relationships we have – social, family, children, self — but mostly spiritual. Initially disappointed not to find a “how to” book, I was pulled into the depths of what could be — IF I properly order my spiritual life. While this book won’t tell you anything about “organization” that you don’t already know, it will help you organize yourself and your tasks so you can put Jesus first in your life and your home. After all, our priorities should be God first, family second, all else third.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For anyone who wants to take control of clutter and successfully manage home and family, this book is a great resource. From finances and parenting to positive attitudes and time management, this 12 Steps book has it all plus encouraging Bible verses. Each of the 12 chapters is short and easy to read, written in Lane's affirming, practical tone. I can see this book as a useful Ladies Bible study book, for Women's Ministries, or a book club discussion.
upatdawn More than 1 year ago
Normally I get a 3 week window when reviewing a book from The Christian Woman Affiliate Review Group.  Sadly, I ran over this time period with 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman.   This is the BEST book from CWA that I’ve had the privilege of reviewing. EVERYTIME I sat down to work on this review, I gleaned another nugget from the book!   And for that reason, I won’t be apologizing for my less than timely review!     Originally written more than a decade ago and revised to fit modern needs, 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman ties in perfectly with my New Year’s Resolutions. Specifically in the area of organization.   “Along with teaching us the importance of time, the Bible shows that God “is not a God of disorder but of peace.”  (1 Cor 14:33)  Order creates peace, calmness and efficiency.”     The key to this ideal order is to PLAN!   “Many women struggle not only to be more organized but to simply keep up”   Personally, I’m one of those who struggle to keep up in the homemaking department.  I found many helpful hints that author Lane Jordan shares to be very effective such as scheduling a purposeful at home day, creating a command post where only Mom can go and the value of setting goals.   “By setting goals, you’ll be striving toward something instead of heading toward everything at once and nothing in particular.”   This is one book I have read and re-read and taken a highlighter and pen to its’ pages. Each time I come away with a little more information and encouragement.   What a great feeling!   The book covers:  walking with God, marriage, single parenting, friends, church, time, career, health, children, emotions and more all centered around taking care of yourself so you can take care and minister to others.   “….we can become more organized women by prioritizing our most important relationships.  I believe the next step is understanding how to use time to our advantage.”   I found relevant, useful, and timely information in each of the 12 steps.  Plus at the end of each “chapter”, there are helpful personal reflections and applications (think step-by-step plans) that I could really relate to AND envision myself carrying out.   Ultimately I came away with the feeling of “YES!  I CAN do this!” rather than “Oh, that’s a nice idea…but how do I go about it?”   This book as been an absolute God send!       Disclosure: I received the above product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.
DLiesner More than 1 year ago
Positive thinkers will get a lot out of this book because Lane Jordan’s teachings helps one to see what you already have, such as “Being financially smart isn’t about having a lot of money…It’s about understanding how to take care of money so you have power over it, and not the other way around.” Negative thinkers will be helped by this book because Lane also includes quick, positive steps one can take in each area of life to become more organized, including encouraging ways to garner support for your goal to become more organized. You won’t feel so alone and overwhelmed if you take her suggestions of how to turn to God for help, make friends, find or organize support groups, and take care of yourself first, so you can take care of your home and help others. Married or single, action-oriented thinkers will love the underlying teachings of each of the 12 steps to organizing her spiritual, emotional, physical, and social life, as well as her home and career. Better than only “do this” lists, Jordan helps the reader understand why things are the way they are, what can be done, and how to change or break the habits that made the mess in the first place. If you want to have more time and energy for those you love, if you are seriously looking to stop disorganization in all areas of your life, and if you wish to begin, develop or restore emotionally and spiritually confident relationships, this is the book for you. I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lane Jordan's Revised 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman does more than teach about cleaning your cupboard — this book declutters your heart and streamlines your life. Join Jordan on a journey deleting the stuff that robs you of joy and adding activities that enhance life. You'll soon have not only an organized home, but also a peaceful one as you focus on the beautiful instead of the mundane and move from existing to living. Five stars to Lane Jordan and thank you for changing my life. Elaine W. Miller, International speaker and author of We All Married Idiots