I’m reading through John 2 as part of this month’s Inscribe the Word study from A Symphony of Praise. (Yes, I’ve already started August…not because I’m ahead, but because if I don’t get a head start, I won’t even finish half of it. #momlife) And I was struck how we don’t find out exactly when the water turns into wine…is it when they draw it from the jars? When they take it to him? When he goes to put the cup to his lips? We don’t know. And that’s the thing about faith, right? Sometimes it doesn’t “work” like we want it to. But long obedience in the right direction showed God’s power and goodness based on the strength of their faith.
And it will for you, too. Don’t lose heart.
Also. God likes good wine, so if you do too, that may count as godliness. Do yourself a favor and be godly tonight once the kids are in bed. You totally deserve it.
You’ve got this, mamas.
Attainable goals, mamas! Self care counts!
Heard a great thing this week: we’ve all got “to-do” lists, but what about “ta-da” lists? Can you make a list of all the meaningful stuff you did, all the times you played megablocks, the times you let yourself be interrupted to have a conversation with a neighbor, the nights you spend working for the family instead of goofing off…I look at all that and say, “Ta-da! Look what I did!” Cheer yourself on! Give yourself a little pat on the back for those small choices; they add up to glory.
Happy weekend. 🙂
Here’s a nice ten-day plan to take life a little slower…I know that’s sometimes easier in the summer, so feel free to tuck this away for December.
This resource is from 10 / 10 Ministries, who also does counseling and retreats for ministry leaders.
I have a secret…I can’t draw. So whenever my kids want me to color with them, I kind of wince. I do it, I do draw. I can draw the sun…and flowers. That’s kind of my wheelhouse. But for Christmas, I bought myself an adult coloring book…and gee, that made coloring with the kiddos a lot more fun! (I even color without them sometimes…so I guess I have two secrets. Until now.)
As I learned at my burnout seminar, which you’ll be sick of hearing about soon enough, doing a little every day to care for yourself is the way to keep emotional distress at bay. So go color something already. Here’s some free printable coloring to get you started!
And if you don’t like these, there’s a bunch more on Pinterest.
You’ve got this, mama.