I believe we go through things for a reason. I believe that somewhere along our lifeline, God will use our story to encourage, lift up, change, or help someone. The only way that can happen is if we have the courage to share our story. Is it painful to relive it as we tell it? You better believe it is. Think about this, if you don’t share how will anyone know you have empathy for what they are going through?
Suddenly, it’s the end of the day, the kids are in bed, the phone is charging and on silent, the husband has been fed and is on his way to bed, the TV is off, and I’m left all alone. Ahhhh that golden moment when alas, all is quiet.
Ahhhh that golden moment when alas, all is quiet.
Silence is golden.
The tradition I cherish most is the time we spend as a family reading out loud to each other.
Today marks the 16th year I’ve been blessed to be your mom.
I thought maybe I’d throw a list of ideas together that I could use to fill those evenings and decided maybe they would give you some ideas too (if you have a free evening that is)
Here we go:
Today, I’d like to talk with you about your prayer life. I know, prayer is a very personal thing and most of the time it isn’t something you share with others. Rest at ease. I’m not going to ask you to share personal prayers, although I’m always interested in prayer requests you may have. I would LOVE to pray for you.
In a few minutes, I’m going to share a wonderful resource with you that can enhance your prayer life and help keep you focused during prayer time.
Teens and young adults can be tricky when it comes to getting them to do things with you. Through our Summer of Fun I’ve accidentally discovered, they do want to spend time with me, but the rules of engagement have changed and I’m the one who needs to change how I think and how I act in order to get them involved.