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clarissarwest

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Mandy2545

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Are you sure that you weren't a fly on our wall when you wrote Proverbs for Moms? I have been there lately, but I don't want to stay there. I have let life crowd out the Lord of late, and that's a fault I really desire to work on. I am struggling with some health problems, and while my nine year old son is great to help me, the housework is lagging, too. I don't get angry as much as I get discouraged. I really appreciate your articles, especially how they aren't sugar coated and line up with the Bible. Any advice for a fellow Sister in Christ on how to juggle homeschooling, housework, and mini farming when you get exhausted and overwhelmed? Thanks!
 

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For me, having Bible "study" (even if all I do is read a verse or two) every morning is a must-do. I read it out loud to my kids and it has become a "starting point" to our day... even though sometimes I do not get to it til 10am.
And then having a little alone time with my husband to end the day, even if it is just several minutes to talk and reconnect, touch base on our lives, etc.
Those two things anchor me, refresh me, and are the things I really look forward to on hard days especially. And, I have learned to spend more time doing each of them when life throws me more stress than I can handle... prayer, God's Word, and connecting to my husband!
At first, it can take extra effort in an already exhausting life to take the time to do the thing(s) you need each day to stay sane, but then it becomes a habit and will bless your day, so it's worth making the time. I know it can seem like it will make everything harder if you are taking time from your busy homeschooling, homemaking, homesteading schedule to do seemingly "extra" things, but putting God and your relationships first will make all of the tasks 1) feel more worth it (your work is important, mama!) 2) become prioritized better 3) easier because you are fueling yourself.
Hang in there, God has you!

Are you sure that you weren't a fly on our wall when you wrote Proverbs for Moms? I have been there lately, but I don't want to stay there. I have let life crowd out the Lord of late, and that's a fault I really desire to work on. I am struggling with some health problems, and while my nine year old son is great to help me, the housework is lagging, too. I don't get angry as much as I get discouraged. I really appreciate your articles, especially how they aren't sugar coated and line up with the Bible. Any advice for a fellow Sister in Christ on how to juggle homeschooling, housework, and mini farming when you get exhausted and overwhelmed? Thanks!
 

Mandy2545

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For me, having Bible "study" (even if all I do is read a verse or two) every morning is a must-do. I read it out loud to my kids and it has become a "starting point" to our day... even though sometimes I do not get to it til 10am.
And then having a little alone time with my husband to end the day, even if it is just several minutes to talk and reconnect, touch base on our lives, etc.
Those two things anchor me, refresh me, and are the things I really look forward to on hard days especially. And, I have learned to spend more time doing each of them when life throws me more stress than I can handle... prayer, God's Word, and connecting to my husband!
At first, it can take extra effort in an already exhausting life to take the time to do the thing(s) you need each day to stay sane, but then it becomes a habit and will bless your day, so it's worth making the time. I know it can seem like it will make everything harder if you are taking time from your busy homeschooling, homemaking, homesteading schedule to do seemingly "extra" things, but putting God and your relationships first will make all of the tasks 1) feel more worth it (your work is important, mama!) 2) become prioritized better 3) easier because you are fueling yourself.
Hang in there, God has you!
Thank you so much for the advice! Especially about my husband. We tend to not take much time for ourselves. I appreciate the prayers, and things are slowly turning around (health wise). My diabetes has been out of control for four years, and I didn't realize how much that has taken out of me. This week I have had normal numbers, and my energy has been so up! Still, I want to get my priorities back in order. Thank you for everything!
 
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