I want to share a little from my heart. Recently, we have had to move my dear mother-in-law who is suffering with Alzheimer’s into a nursing home. As we have been going through all her earthly belongings, we have come across many journals and books with much underlined that formed her life. My memory of her is a wonderful woman of God, spending many hours in prayer intercession for many…many she wouldn’t even know. She just talked with them while checking out at the grocery store, they shared a burden, and she would add them to her never-ending prayer list.
Her journals are filled with prayer requests and joyful answers. What a legacy she has left for her children and grandchildren. I know from her life that she met with the Lord every morning, to set her heart on Him, her need for that wonderful quiet time that she started when her children were young. I know that in our busy lives of homeschooling, schedules, grocery shopping, laundry, meal prep, etc. I wonder how I can squeeze God in…but as my mother-in-law taught me, what started out as “one more thing she had to do” became so much more, and she would not miss her time with her Father God.
As I spoke with her not too long ago about struggles I was having, she lovingly gave me a book that has been so marked up by her that its hard to read, but I cherish it…it shows me her heart. Here is an excerpt on prayer from “A BEACON IN THE DARKNESS” by Roper.
Prayer for Jesus was an expression of deeply felt need. It was the environment in which he lived, the air he breathed. Subject to constant interruption, busy beyond comparison, jostled by friends and foes, hassled and harried, he managed to keep up his communion with God. Every situation was an occasion for prayer.
Sounds like us moms out there, right? I love the part where he said, “EVERY SITUATION WAS AN OCCASION FOR PRAYER.” SO wherever you are, I would love to encourage you to start a quiet time with our Father, set your heart on Him, let Him guide you throughout your day, pray without ceasing.
MOMS NIGHTS OUT!
Come have coffee/tea and dessert while asking questions and getting answers from moms who care about you and your success. Linda Nikkel and other moms who are seasoned in teaching home school are welcome to come, encourage, and share your experiences.
November 16: “M’m! M’m! Good!” – 12:00-5:00 pm – Bridge Bible Church
Join other homeschooling moms for a steaming bowl of soup, craft time, and fellowship. Everything will be provided for a delightful make-and-take holiday craft. Plus, we can talk and talk and talk…
December 17: Christmas Party at Verdoni’s – 5:30-8:00 pm
Join us at Verdoni’s Italian Restaurant for 1/2 price appetizers and gift exchange. Please bring a gift (approximately $5). Gifts that are always appreciated are Christmas ornaments, Lotion, Soaps, Candles, Food Gifts, Handmade Jewelry.
January 23: Organized Living with Davine Calkins – 6:30-8:30 pm
February 27: A Night with Linda Nikkel
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