I’m going to let you in on a little secret – I’m the jealous type. It’s one of my worst flaws and oh boy does it come out in spades as a mother, particularly when I let myself start comparing myself to my stay-at-home friends. Obviously, they get to do all the things and all the things are perfectly, blissfully wonderful. Are you laughing at me? Rolling your eyes? If not you should be because I’m fully aware at my ridiculousness.
One of the biggest struggles I’ve had over the last few years is realizing that while I can’t do everything I can do the things that I think are important in some way, shape or form. I can be in mother’s group and have friends and children over to my house. I cook meals and do crafts and I can do these things not because I’m perfect or with the knowledge that my efforts will come to fruition, but because I can try.
Fitting prayer into my life is one of those things I could shrug off as the domain of those who don’t leave their house at six a.m. on a regular basis and for a while I did just that, but that was not what was best for me or those around me. I needed to find time for prayer even though I spend a good chunk of my time on someone else’s clock, unable to take advantage of a well timed nap or brave decision to try adoration or daily Mass.
After a lot of trial and error I now have three tried and true tricks up my sleeve when it comes to working in some part of my spiritual life into the day to day.
|Image borrowed from Organic Mama’s Shop because it was late and dark when I wrapped this up. ;|
I’d love to encourage you – whether you work in the home, out of the home or all around – to gain extra tools for your spiritual arsenal.
Shannon is offering 20% off with the code MOLLYMAKESDO from now until the 29th! Plus 10% of all sales go towards supporting a local crisis pregnancy center. Each of her pieces comes with a lifetime repair or replacement guarantee, but folks – I can attest to my rosary breaking pro of a three year old these things are solid.
But that’s not all. As you know I write for the devotional Blessed Is She, which is part of my arsenal – not only of my own growth as I write my devotions, but reading others reflections and insights. This year, to help fund this project (we’re all volunteers and uncompensated, but it still takes money to host and run a beautiful website) our lead Jenna created a beautiful devotional just for the Advent Season and I’m giving away a free copy to one lucky reader.
This is going to be a fast giveaway and it closes on Saturday at 12 a.m.!
(*I was generously given my rosary bracelet for review, but opinions are my own and I’m not being compensated further for promoting any of these items.)