With a Little Space to Think and Pray

Michelle
Michelle

Can’t believe it’s already mid-May! I have missed texting with you while we took our short break from the blog.

Michelle
Anna
Anna

Me too! It’s been strange not writing on the blog for the past couple of months. But I think it was good to have a break too.

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

Yes, I agree. It was really good for me. It was such a good reminder that rest is so important and something I need to actually put into practice!!

Michelle
Anna
Anna

Sometimes we don’t even know how much we need rest until we get it.😅

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

Yes, and although the last couple of months haven’t really been restful (#movingissomuchwork), I do feel like taking something off my plate for a while was good.

Michelle
Anna
Anna

I know what you mean. I’ve been juggling a lot lately too, and I’m not even moving, like you! But the months of April and May seem crazy-busy with school and sports. It’s been games, concerts, carnivals, etc!

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

I know – May is as crazy as December these days! That is why I think it was good for us to take some time off because we hadn’t really taken a break from the blog since it started almost three years ago!

Michelle
Anna
Anna

Wow. Three years! I guess we were overdue.

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

I know…and I think our personalities can tend to just keep going, or as Dory says, “just keep swimming” 🐠 but I don’t know why it took us this long! We all need mental breaks here and there and I think because of it, we are stronger now.

Michelle
Anna
Anna

In what way do you think?

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

Hmm, well, at least for me I feel like I had some time and space to think and pray. And I feel like God helped me see some things we need to shift a bit.

Michelle
Anna
Anna

Yes, it’s nice to get that breath of fresh air so you can think. What are you thinking as far as shifts?

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

Well, first of all, I think all of us would say it was nice to not feel so tied to our phones to post on social media and all.

Michelle
Anna
Anna

Oh yeah. That’s a good one! I hate being on my phone so much.

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

I know, I’m really trying to grow in this personally. You know on the last post I wrote that I was giving up social media for Lent. It was really good for me to have that discipline to draw a line in the sand. And I realized I wasn’t actually giving up social media all together but the mindlessly scrolling part of it.

Michelle
Anna
Anna

Yeah, I think it’s good to not necessarily chuck the whole thing out, but to look at what parts of it work for us, and what works against us. So are you thinking we won’t be posting as much on TtT social media as we were before?

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

We’ll still post whenever we have a new text on the blog and a few other times in the week, but we won’t pop up on the newsfeed as often…which is honestly hard for me to let go of a bit but I think it’s also good for us to get back to why we started the blog in the first place.

Michelle
Anna
Anna

I think that sounds perfect. We want to make sure we have time to write what’s on our hearts and hash out what’s really going on in our homes. So we’re going to be trying to do more of that on the actual blog, right?

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

Yep. I feel like if there’s anything I’m learning, it’s that we want to be #realmoms giving #realgrace– to ourselves, our kids, and other mamas. The more ways we can do that, the better.

Michelle
Anna
Anna

YES! For sure! That’s the heart of who we are and what we’re doing.💜💙💛

Anna
Michelle
Michelle

This was good to talk out! It’s so good to be back together. ❤️

Michelle

Soaking in the Truth

Scripture to encourage you:

  • “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, NIV)
  • “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’” (Psalm 46:10, NIV)
  • “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12, NIV)

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Living Out the Truth

Ideas to try:

  • Several of our blog team members have recently limited their social media use in one way or another. Consider taking some time to evaluate how and when you use social media. Ask God if there are any social media changes He’d like you to make.
  • If you haven’t already, subscribe to our weekly newsletter so you’ll receive updates about our latest posts directly to your email inbox. (Look for the “Stay Connected” box on the right hand side of the blog.)

{These suggestions are ideas from novice moms. Sometimes our life situations need more. In that case, seeking out professional help is the right call.}

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