31 Prayer Journal Prompts to Calm Your Frazzled Spirit

Tired and weary from a busy season? Ready to start a new goal or resolution? Check out these 31 prayer journal prompts to get you started on your journey of refreshment! So it’s January…How Calm is your Spirit?

Anyone need a detox from all the plans that the holiday season brings?

(You can’t see me, but my hand is raised.)

Or maybe your spirit is a mess because it’s Tuesday and you’re tired of being tired.

I get it.

I don’t know if it’s just my personality, but having every single moment planned out is so hard on me. Even if the plans are fun and something I look forward to; I often end up feeling drained by the time January rolls around.

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8 Ways for a Busy Mom to Sneak In Quiet Time with the Lord

8 of the BEST ways to sneak quiet time into your day! So smart!‘Tis the Season for Resolutions!

I have never been good at resolutions–but I do like the idea of starting fresh with a clean slate. So I’m not anti-resolution–but this year, let’s call them goals.

My goals for 2017:

  • Have consistent quiet time with the Lord
  • Quit yelling at my kids

The first goal I’m tackling is getting a grip on my quiet time with God.

It needs to be a time that I can count on. It is so necessary to my sanity—like, for real.

I also believe that having consistent quiet time will help me with my second goal—to quit yelling at my kids.

(Sidenote: If you want to quit yelling at your kids and need advice from someone who holds no judgement–check out my friend, Jenny at Ignite Learning! This post will be your ticket!!)

So I’m all in…I’m going to be the spiritual driving force my family needs me to be and I’m not going to use the fact that I’m a busy mom as an excuse to give up.

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Correcting Bad Behavior Using the Bible–FREE DOWNLOAD!

Seriously...the best parenting guide ever. And you probably already have it in your house! Plus a FREE DOWNLOAD!

If you’re like me, then you often find yourself saying the same thing all day long.
Get off that…
Stop doing that…Don’t touch that…Don’t say that…Come here!

You get the point.

I go through spurts of following parenting books and trying all of the different methods. But I’ve never been very good on the follow through and I am a sucker for second chances. I don’t mean to come off as wishy-washy, but I think my “trying-all-the methods” method is really confusing my kids.

What I realized recently during my prayer time, is that I’ve been ignoring the most obvious parenting book out there.

The Bible.

Duh, Ally!

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God Will Fight For You: 7 Verses about Strength

7 powerful scriptures (verses) about strength.

He’ll fight for me?!

I have always struggled with the idea that God would fight for me.

I try to fix problems myself before ever handing them over to Him. As if my strength is so much greater than that of Jesus Christ?

My logical brain knows that is ridiculous and if I just gave—even the smallest problem—to God, then He would determine my steps.

You see, Jesus doesn’t always just *poof* fix our problems for us; most of the time He will lay out the path for us to take. He’ll open certain doors that we’re supposed to go through, and close the ones we’re not.

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How to Deal with Grown-Up Mean Girls

How to deal with grown-up mean girls with grace and kindness.

Just Grow Up Already, Mean Girls!

Whenever I am around adults who are being mean girls and having drama I just want to yell, “grow up!” But I try to resist that urge because when it’s me having the drama, I don’t want someone to yell that at me! Ha!

Somewhere along the line, we got it in our heads that being  a “mean girl” was only a teenage problem. But if you have spent any time around large groups of adult women, you have probably come to realize that the “mean girl” epidemic isn’t just a high school problem.

I would venture to say the problems are little bit different and are mostly centered around gossip and comparison. 

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Homeschool Doubts

Every have doubts about your call to homeschool? Me too!

Our Homeschool Bubble-

The town that my family and I currently live in is awesomely supportive of homeschool families. If you’re looking to supplement your homeschool curriculum with other activities; they have everything you could ever want from a community!

There are multiple co-ops to choose from, MOPS groups that meet during the day, museums that offer daytime classes, sports teams, and even our Bible study offers a free homeschool class so that moms can still participate in the study.

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