Ever since we returned from our beach trip I feel our house hold is sort of spinning.
The sibling fighting is about to send me running to the nearest bus stop.
The lack of obeying in a decent manner of time is going to make my head explode.
And the whining . . . . oh the whining.
I keep asking myself, "WHAT AM I DOING DIFFERENTLY?"
Our June was so good.
Our trip was so good.
This is what I thought the first week of summer would be like and it wasn't, it was awesome!
Maybe hitting the "halfway through summer mark" has put us in a funk.
I guess it's only been a a little over a week since we've been home.
And I was even gone for some of those days!
Maybe we'll get our act together so we can continue on with our super summer!
Today's the day - we are climbing out of this!!
In an effort to counteract the summer funk we are in and to bring some Summer Goodness to your house I'm doing a GIVEAWAY!!!
I'm reading a book that I want to share.
I'll be giving TWO copies away - it's that good.
Out of the Spin Cycle - Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load by Jen Hatmaker
I picked it up to read after hearing a fellow blogger's recommendations on it.
I've read many mom devotional books but I don't think I've ever finished one.
It's not that they aren't good.
They always have cute mother stories and an encouraging verse but to be honest my brain likes some meat to chew on.
I don't always just want a little verse to pat me on the head with the stuff I deal with as a mom.
I want depth.
This book is broken up into very short chapters that you can do one day at a time or you could read it straight through as you would a regular book. That's what I'm doing.
Jen has a way of taking the scripture, giving you depth with it, and then spinning the biblical concept back to an issue that mothers or all ages could relate too.
She's very missional in her thinking.
I've underlined, stared, and flagged so many things I agree with and am challenged by.
This is an author I'd love to have lunch with.
Here's how to enter the drawing. You have two opportunities to get your name in the drawing.
1. Leave a comment. Say anything or just say your name!
2. Leave a second comment telling me one thing you do to lighten your "mother load"!
For you guy readers - this would be a great gift to your wife so leave a comment. How do you help lighten your wives "mother load"?
For you moms in the empty nest stage - Once a mom, always a mom, you could ALL relate to this book and apply it to your life now.
I will DRAW on Friday morning and announce the winners!
All this talk of "mother loads" and "spinning cycles" puts me in the mood to fold laundry.
Not really but someone's gotta do it.