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Prayer of the Impatient Mother

Prayer of the Impatient Mother

While my children are whining, The devil is dining, On the sin of my impatience. He licks his lips for just a taste Of anger and frustration. “Throw that book, raise your voice, Yell a little louder! Turn your wrath Into a rage, make me so much prouder!” Lord, help me to rise above TheseRead More

A Simple Toddler Prayer for an El-Cheapo Swingset

A Simple Toddler Prayer for an El-Cheapo Swingset

My favorite part about tucking my toddler in each night (other than disciplining her multiple times for running out of her bedroom) is caressing her soft, smooth, round cheeks. I talk to her in a low voice, and wish her sweet dreams. The lights are very dim, but I can still see her liquid blueRead More

A Writer’s Prayer

A Writer’s Prayer

I’m not one to seek conflict, but I often find that when confronted with an accusation through written word, my response is less than Christlike. This is my prayer, that I might use my gifts to build Him up, and not tear others down. Lord, you have blessed me with the gift of language. TheRead More

Prayer of the Weary Mother

Prayer of the Weary Mother

Lord, I am tired. Head down at 11 p.m. Head up at 5 a.m. With three interruptions in between. I’m not sure how much longer I can last. Years of inadequate sleep have taken their toll on my body. My mind. I am tired. So tired. And when I feel this way, it’s so hardRead More

Eat, Pray, Read

Eat, Pray, Read

I do many, many things wrong as a mother. I lose my temper. I don’t always stick to consistent routines. I try to balance working from home with entertaining my kids, and it doesn’t always work. But I do three things consistently right. I make sure my girls eat a variety of healthy home-cooked foods.Read More