faithful this day

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“Lord, grant that I be faithful this day.”
~a personal prayer~

The world revolves around the sun like days revolve around the table.

As we settle into our new groove I’ve been thinking about the new responsibilities I have.  With a husband working in the next room over and all the kids home throughout the day there is a need to pay more attention to food.   I’m a little ashamed to admit this, for I feel like it makes me a little more less of a woman to say it, but cooking meals has never been my joy or strength.  Yet, whether I like it or not, meal preparation remains one of my primary responsibilities as a wife and mother.

What I’m finding though, is that as the meals become a priority not just in theory, but in my own heart and practice, I actually enjoy it so much more, have less stress and more time to do a few more things I love doing, even if it’s just a little bit.   It kind of reminds me of the famous object lesson with the rocks in the jar.  If you put the big rocks in first, which represent the most important things, then you have room for pebbles and sand and water.  But if you fill the jar with pebbles and sand and water first, there is no room left for the rocks.

It’s always nice to learn an old lesson in a new way.

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School is now my other main priority.

I want to be a good steward of what God has given me.  I have dreamed of a chance to homeschool for so long.  I feel like God has granted me an outlet for my passions.   It’s going to take work though, hard and honest work, just like marriage or motherhood or school or any other job.  As much as I love to play around and wing things, school is not something I want to get into the habit of winging.  There is more room for play and spontaneity for everyone involved when we have a plan and purpose.

First and foremost I’m committed to being fully there.

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“Lord, grant that I be faithful this day.”

This is the latest prayer of my heart.  It helps me through the times that are less than picture perfect, those multi-daily patience practices when the needs around me seem to bottleneck into the realm of impossible.  Someone is grouchy, someone is crying, someone is hungry, children are fighting, supper is burning, I can’t find the can opener, and inside, my head is spinning out of control.

Thankfully I really don’t mind doing laundry.

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The world revolves around the sun, which means, there’s always a bright side.

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2 thoughts on “faithful this day

  1. So happy for you 🙂 Funny you mention food… it’s a big part of our life as homeschoolers. And you can incorporate it into *schooling* easily- a little math and science, nutrition, home economics, world cultures… lots of learning there! It’s just nice for kids to get enough sleep and eat well, two big benefits of homeschooling.

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