Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Next Thing

I've been trying to spend more time in prayer lately. And I've noticed that I am more at peace and less anxious. That's good news as all this household needs is a wife and mom who's at her wits end, running around with her head chopped off, and yelling! What a sorry sight!

In Holly Pierlot's book, A Mother's Rule of Life, she talks about incorporating prayer, devotions at intervals throughout the day. That way, your whole day has been centered around your relationship with God. So, I think that if I can try to do that, my life will be a lot more focused. I can meet the needs of my family better. Isn't that what my vocation is all about?

Are you interested in getting a personal patron saint for 2008? Angela Messenger has kindly taken on the endeavor to do just that for anyone who asks. This is the first time I've heard of something like this and I think it's a great idea. Thanks to Therese (Aussie Coffee Shop) for the heads up.

I know it's early, but we are getting ready for a 3 day weekend. Kathryn & Ryan have Friday off from school and DH Steve has Friday and Monday off. Aside from the usual soccer and baseball games, we should have a free weekend to have fun. Kathryn & Ryan each won an award from their teachers for good behavior in class. As a result, they get a free meal at a local restaurant. I can go for that.

4 comments:

Therese said...

The patron saint has helped me a lot this year so I was glad to pass the link on Lisa.

Congratulations to your children for their free meal.

SuzyQ said...

I find this vocation of motherhood makes me draw more and more on God's strength instead of my own. At times when I have not been strong enough to cope and "do it all" alone prayer is what has seen me through. Prayer is something I need regularly hehe:0)
Have a great night out by the way!
Suzy:0)

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Thank you Therese and Suzy! God bless!

Mrs. L said...

Thanks for the link to get a patron saint. Also, I love Holly Pierlot's book. Without her advice, ESPECIALLY on making time for prayer, I'd be a crabby mommy and wife for sure! LOL