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This month on the Inspy Romance blog I'm giving you a glimpse of my life as writer who's also a stay-at-home-mom to four kids!
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I love it when people ask me how I write as a stay-at-home mom to four kids. Especially since we homeschool.
Usually, I laugh and say “I don’t know”, because some days that’s the absolute truth. I don’t know how I do it, I just do. I guess when you really want to do something you find a way. So here’s what a typical day looks like for me. This is when I’m actually writing a book, because the truth is I’m not always in the writing phase. Sometimes I’m just brainstorming, other days I’m editing, and there’s lots of time that I’m between projects and not writing at all. But on days where I really need to get words in, this is how it goes.
I've started a new adventure by joining an incredible team of authors over at Inspy Romance blog. If you've never checked it out, I highly recommend it! Inspirational Romance authors from all different locations and walks of life share about their books, their lives, and their writing process.
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People like to ask kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some kids might come up with crazy answers, or change their mind hundreds of times throughout childhood.
Not me. As I kid, I knew what I wanted to be:
A wife, a mom, and a writer.
I guess you could say, I’m living my dream life!
A few weeks ago, one of my friends started a conversation by asking how we find time for personal Bible study while we're at home with kids all the time.
I had to admit I wasn't the best person to ask. I mentioned that I've tried a few different things - getting up early, doing it during naps, reading the Bible out loud with the kids - some things would work for a time, but I haven't been good at being consistent. But I said I just keep trying.
And I meant it, I do keep trying. But it is a challenge sometimes, isn't it? Whatever your stage or season of life, Bible reading, prayer, time alone with God can be something we put off or put last. But it's still a choice. And every day I can choose whether I'm making it a priority or not.
Since that conversation, I've had a renewed since of purpose in this area. And PRAISE THE LORD, He has renewed my desire for His word in such a way that I wake up hungry for it every day.
If you're looking to start a new habit, or just need a new tool for Bible study, I've been using these studies by Kari (she has a FREE one to start!). And if you've struggled in the past to be consistent (like me), be encouraged. He's waiting for you, so don't give up. Keep Trying!
I'm praying for myself, and for YOU, that God would keep nudging us to spend time with Him and grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ.
Do you have a favorite time of day for Bible study or quiet time? What tools do you use to help you dig into the Word of God?
Have a blessed week, friend!