Start the Day So, let’s talk about breakfast. I’m sure you’ve heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I’m not going to dig into all the health benefits and lecture you on why you need a solid breakfast. I want to focus this time on giving you ideas for …
Every year I promised myself that I would have it together to start the school year. And almost every single year, summer slowly faded and the start of the school year smacked me right in the face like the cold water from a squirt gun in my 8-year-old’s hand.
I knew I needed to get it together. And I heard this echo from other mommas.
So, I put together a prayer and Scriptures for our families to help bring peace into our mindsets, strategies to simplify, and checklists, guides, and tips to help us start the school year strong this year.
I want to share with you a simple, but hidden truth about my home.
For the first few years of living in this house, this corner of my bedroom was a crap hole. It collected broken toys, items to be repaired, wall hangings and decor I had no idea what to do with, an old lamp that needed a bulb, a box of memories and photos that needed sorting, knick-knacks that held no purpose and didn’t really bless the feel of our home, clothes that needed to be put away, etc.
I wasn’t sure where to start or why this was pressed upon me except I knew I never felt peaceful, but restless and anxious in our home.
I’m determined to conquer the summer bucket list this year. And not just because so many families have these and I should do one. I want to conquer the Summer Bucket List because these are opportunities to spend intentional and quality time with my children.
The ideas on our bucket list are not just about our family either. We have included ideas for servitude in our family bucket list.
It may seem that I am “flat broke” for a season, my spirituality, my marriage, my motherhood, and this ministry are in full abundance.
I know that sometimes we have done all that we can “to throw off all that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles” and we are still flat broke. We can “fix our eyes on Jesus” and the finances have yet to change. We are in the season of “hard” and seeking just the glimmer of “hope”. I want to tell you a secret. I’ve heard it said that “hope is not a strategy”. I want to lay that falsehood to rest. Hope is a strategy.