If you stopped by because you read my devotion today over at Encouragement Cafe, WELCOME! So glad you are here! If you haven’t had an opportunity to read my article on Encouragement Café today, I encourage you to take a few moments and do so.
Finished? Okay, so glad to have you back.
I have a few things to share with you today. First of all, with a writing deadline and the craziness of summer, I have been away from my blog. I am hoping everything is calming down and I will be able to get back into the regular swing of things. To kick this off, what do you say to some FREE books? Yes, I thought you would enjoy that. So, for the next few days every time you leave a comment on my blog, follow me on twitter, or like my author page on facebook; you will be entered into the drawing. I will announce the winners on Monday, July 6th.
The next item I would like to share with you is regarding a 30 challenge that I took part in this month. It is based off of Becky Harling’s book, The 30 Day Praise Challenge for Parents.
I know in my own life there are many days and circumstances that arise and the last thing I want to do is praise. However, Becky’s book helped me to see things from a different perspective.
Over the course of the last month, I have learned to look at the positive in each of my children instead of the faults or difficulties. God made each child a certain way for His purpose and His plan. Not only that, but He entrusted them to us as parents. It was not by accident. I learned a lot about not only my children, but also myself.
Each day, Becky provides a scripture and a brief message, followed by the praise songs for the day. (Side note – these are all listed on her website). The day ends with a guided prayer, meant to be a jumping off point for you, and a journal exercise. These precious minutes devoted to this challenge will not only change how you react to your children, but also your outlook on the world in general.
Whether you have children or not, I would highly recommend you pick up one of Becky Harling’s books and start your own 30 day praise challenge.
Your Turn: In the comments, I would like to know one thing you are praising God for today.