Archive | January 2014

Living Backwards

176764588If you could live your life backward, you wouldn’t worry, at least not about the future, because you’d already know what was going to happen. You’d know that throughout your entire life, God worked out everything that you worried about regarding you and your children. So rest assured my dear one. Your life really is in his hands.

Scripture: He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  Psalm 112:7

Prayer: Lord, I know that when I keep my mind on You and remember Your promise to care for me and my children, my heart is at rest. Please help me today to keep my mind stayed on You.

Do It Differently

135454689It’s been a while since I’ve connected with you. I apologize for my absence. For the past year, I’ve been pursuing some professional goals: working as a magazine editor, publishing a book; Genuinely Georgetown (http://www.genuinelygeorgetown.com/), both requiring speaking engagements and book signings. And finally, I saw a child off to college.  

But all the while, I’ve been thinking of you and my calling to encourage you. I’m glad to be back with a post for the first day of 2014. I’d like to start by encouraging you to try new things.

5 Ways To Do It Differently

Sometimes as moms, we get stuck in a rut; doing the same dishes, driving the same route to work, getting up and going to bed at the same time. Variety keeps life interesting. Here’s a few ideas to break the monotony:

  1. Spread out a blanket and have dinner outdoors.

  2. Get up before the kids and have coffee or a walk with a friend before the busy day begins.
  3. Ask your kids to memorize the way to school and have them be your GPS as you drive.
  4. Have a no-cook night. Invite your friends with children over for potluck dinner. You provide the dinnerware and a movie, they provide the food.
  5. Read a magazine you’ve never read before: try outdoors and fishing or crochet and paper crafts—something you wouldn’t normally read. You may find new subjects to pique your interest.

Think of other ways you can climb out of the pit and add spark to your life!