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This time of year is always so busy for our family. School is in full swing along with all of the activities that brings, we have several birthdays and our anniversary, then comes Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas. I finally have time to collapse once January rolls around again.
I get so frustrated with myself when things get crazy because I end up racing through the days from one “Have to” to the next, when I KNOW there is a better way. Last night I decided to take some time to search for some ways to slow down and be intentional about savoring this life that God has given me. I miss so much of the beauty when I am only focused on my To Do list. I’m guessing that I am not the only one who feels this way, so I am sharing my finds with you. <3
An abundant life. That is the gift we’ve been given through Christ. I titled this post Encouragement for REAL moms because that’s what we all are. Perfect might work on Pinterest, but not in everyday life. REAL also stands for Refreshing Encouragement for an Abundant Life. I hope these sites encourage you as much as they have me!
His Mercy is New is sharing 31 Days of Praying the Scriptures for Your Family. There is an October prayer calendar to print, and also some prayer bookmarks. I am excited about her new Advent Prayer Journal for Moms that just came out.
The Purposeful Mom offers 31 Days of Hope for Moms: Biblical Encouragement and Practical Help for Challenging Moments.
Hugs and Punches has created a beautiful memory verse phone lock screen for her subscribers. (I didn’t even know you could do that!)
Worshipful Living put together a Fall Management Binder that includes sermon and quiet time printables.
There are some Monster-themed Lessons at Made 2 B Creative that would be fun to do with your kiddos this time of year. They deal with pride, selfishness, and jealousy.
How long has it been since you colored with your child? Print out this Ecclesiastes coloring page and hang it on the fridge when you are done.
On the practical side, there is a Super Duper Meal Planning Round-Up over at Diamonds in the Rough.
All of these links, and more, can be found on my Encouragement for REAL Moms Pinterest Board.
How do YOU slow down and savor the moments God gives you?