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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bad Hair Day

I'm having a bad hair day.

I have a LOT of irritaion towards my children... and some other children that I babysit. I am starting to realize why school (public, private and home) lets out for the summer... because all this warmish weather makes for crazies in the short folks. Said short people are also testing the boundaries. Just to see if Mama has budged the front lines a bit. (I haven't.)

And also Cole is waking up about every hour... or 45 minutes. And I am SOOOOOOO tired.

And so everytime I go to prayer... I will be right in the middle of a conversation with my Maker and all the sudden... zzzzzzz... and I wake up a couple minutes later and say my appologies and continue on with prayer and a minute later... zzzzzz....

So needless to say prayer time has been at about the national Christian average of 10 minutes... or less and I DON'T WANT TO BE AVERAGE! And because my time with my Father has been cut short I have had irritation... do you see the spiral? Grrrr.

So today I started reading the Gospel of Mark... And this is what God smacked me in the face love tapped me with...

Mark 1:35
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

Get your butt to bed Hanna. I'll see you in the morning... early.


Amy said...

For the first 35 years of my life I was a "night" person. Then God, through His Word and others, convicted me. For the past 7 years I've risen earlier to read and pray. It has CHANGED my life. Going on two Gideon is still up at least twice a night. But I believe God will give me the rest I need, somehow, if I give Him my morning. I take comfort and refuge in nap time. Press on, sister. (God also understands mommas with babies need rest).

Rebz said...

I would also invite you to join the SuperWHY! devotional club. Feed the small people, do a few other morning routines, and then, at 9:00, sit them down with SuperWHY, WonderRed, Princess Presto, and AlphaPig. And you, mommy, sit down with your maker and a cup of coffee.
Bonus: Your kids learn to read while you learn what God has for you.

Hanna said...

Thanks guys, Love you both!

Anonymous said...

Great Post!