10 Deeply Honest and Encouraging Posts for Weary Moms

With the newly UPDATED and re-released book, Hope for the Weary Mom, by my friends, Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker, I wanted to share something with you that is near and dear to my heart. Back in 2013, I was blessed to host an online book club for the the Hope blog titled Hope for the New Year. I poured my heart out, writing 10 posts for moms just like you and me, for when life overwhelms and weariness sets in. Weariness comes in all forms and I pray you’ll find some bit of encouragement within the words that God laid on my heart for the weary days.

Are you in need of some Hope in the midst of your weariness? Grab a cup of coffee and read these 10 deeply honest and encouraging posts. || www.DevotionalFamily.com

Each of these posts reflects my own personal story of weariness and defeat…and the kind of Hope I found that transformed my heart and mind in ways I never dreamed possible. These weary days were a part of my story and the work God was doing in my life, at that time. Jesus truly met me right in the middle of my mess! And today, He continues to do it over and over again. I hope you’ll be blessed by each one of the following posts.

10 {deeply honest and encouraging} Posts for Weary Moms

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 Why God Meets Us In Our Mess || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
When Your Weakness Is All You Can See || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
When You Don't Measure Up || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
When Life Hurts Too Much || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
 When You Want to Run and Hide || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
When the Gentle Words Won't Come || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
 When You Come to the End of Yourself || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
 When You Just Want to Give Up || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
 When the World Presses In || Megan Spires || www.DevotionalFamily.com
 When Weary Moms Walk Together

Hope for the Weary Mom… go get the book!

So, if you find yourself in a place of weariness and you just feel stuck, know this…THERE IS HOPE! There is always Hope. No matter what circumstance you are facing, whether it’s a daily sort of weariness in the midst of everyday motherhood, or a season of hardship that isn’t letting up, Hope from the Hope-giver Himself, is always the answer. God knows our hearts like no other. I pray you’ll go get this book, Hope for the Weary Mom…because God has a lot to say to us through the hearts of the moms who wrote it. I know it spoke volumes to me about my own heart and the way I was living WITHOUT Hope.
Bottom line…Hope for the Weary Mom helped me fall deeper in love with Jesus and His Word, and THAT is all the Hope I need.
 Get the book, Hope for the Weary Mom, by Brooke McGlothlin & Stacey Thacker
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REJOICE anyway, even when you’re tired

Dear sweet weary mom,

It’s simply music to my ears and comfort to my often weary soul when I can connect with another mom who knows the characteristics of how deeply exhausting being a mom of boys can be. We love them to Heaven and back, wouldn’t trade them for anything…but there are days when we wonder how on earth we’ll make it through the day (or next minute).

Their boy-energy seems to literally re-create itself every 30 seconds, all day long. So in turn, keeping up with their physical demands often make it hard to even begin to address their spiritual and emotional needs.

Can you relate to this, as well?

REJOICE anyway, even when you're tired || DevotionalMotherhood.com

I get it. I really do. I’m a mom of four young sons who bring my mama heart such incredible joy each day. And yet, they also drive me down to my knees in prayer regularly. Often, my knee-worn prayers are the desperate, pleading-with-God, sort of prayers, uttered in tired tones with worn out words.

When the day is long and my patience is short, I feel defeat creeping in.

When I’ve warmed the same cup of coffee seven times and then can’t find where I’ve set it down, that old familiar feeling of helplessness rises.

Join me today over at The MOB Society to read the rest of this post, because I’m sharing some great news about how we can keep up with our sons (and daughters) and thrive in the day to day of crazy busy motherhood.

Preparing Hearts for the Homeschool Year Ahead

Summer is flying by as usual. And I’m wishing I could slow down the time because I want to make every second count. The minutes just seem to be getting away from me at lightening speed. At the end of each day, I take a mental inventory of what we did or didn’t do and what got done or didn’t get done. Do you ever do that? Honestly, most of the time, this isn’t very helpful. I do tend to focus on circumstances and not enough on the most important things.

I’m realizing (over and over again) that when it’s all said and done, our hearts are what matter most. I know it’s what matters most to God. In any given moment, He is most concerned with what we are filled up with. So in thinking about our school year ahead, not only do I have curriculum, lesson planning, organization and million other school related things on my mind….but most importantly, this year, I am concerned with where my heart is and making sure that it’s in the right place for the year ahead. And, I want to be sure that I am living out my faith moment by moment, no matter the circumstance, so that God can use me to speak His Truth to my boys so He can reach their hearts. 
“But if from there you seek the LORD your God, 
you will find him if you look for him with all your heart
and with all your soul.” – Deuteronomy 4:29
This year, I’m really excited for the Not Back to School Blog Hop over at iHomeschool Network. If you haven’t heard about it or want to learn more, do check it out! Each week during the month of August, homeschool bloggers from all over will focus on one theme per week in preparation for the start of school. I cannot wait to participate AND read about all the amazing things others are doing. It’s always such an awesome resource and encouragement to me.
As I said before, Summer is flying by…and if I am going to be prepared for school, as with everything else I endeavor to do, the prep work needs to begin in my heart or it will fall flat (or I will). So I decided to write a little series on what God is doing in my heart to lay the groundwork for another school year ahead. This 3 day series will begin soon.
I would love it if you would join us here each day and link up with me on those days to share how God is preparing your heart for the journey ahead as well. Even if your school year has already begun or you school year-round….if we’re seeking Him, we will find Him and because He cares so much about our hearts….He’ll be busy loving us and graciously leading us closer and closer to Him. I love that about Jesus…His faithfulness to always love us unconditionally, no matter what.
Each day we’ll focus on one “heart theme” during our series here. Here are our themes: 
Pray    Inspire   Grace

I look forward to preparing our hearts together as we take a look at God’s Truths for preparing our hearts for the road ahead. 

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Loving, Parenting and Homeschooling Out of the Overflow

June 20th marks the official first day of Summer! And boy am I thankful. After a long school year and outside commitments that kept our family busier than usual, I find myself already re-evaluating and planning for our next school year. So, instead of schooling through the summer, we are taking a break to enJOY this precious time.

I also want to use this time for planning and preparing for next year as we will have a Kindergartener, First grader, Third grader and a very VERY active 2 year old, along for the ride. Although I am definitely thinking about curriculum, lesson planning, managing our household and how I will organize and redecorate our school areas…I’m doing a lot more thinking about the “how” and “why” of it all. And I’m realizing that as a wife, a mom and a teacher, the wisdom I seek in planning, must first come in preparing my own heart.

Please join me over at the Hip Homeschool Moms site to read my post about preparing our hearts for loving and teaching our children and three things we do to make this happen. 

Linking up with: Women Living Well