Keeping and Using a Prayer Journal

Keeping and Using a Prayer Journal

The idea of making a prayer journal came to me one day when I was praying, ironic enough. It occurred to me that I was praying the same prayer time after time, and most of my thanksgivings and requests were general and vague. As bad as that made me feel, it was incredibly reassuring to be reminded that “my Father knows what I need before I ask him” (Matthew 6:8).

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4 Morning Habits to Help Break Out of the “Mom Rut”

4 Morning Habits to Help Break Out of the “Mom Rut”

There was a time not long ago when my morning looked a little something like this…

Crying—it’s my human alarm clock and it’s time to get out of bed NOW.

That crying wakes up at least one more kid, but most likely everyone is awake as I stumble to the bathroom to put in my contacts (my only “getting ready” I do for the day…). From the moment I get out of bed, it’s a constant struggle to survive the day. Goal: To make it all the way to bedtime without too many tears, tantrums or traumas.

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