What are my options for today? and book giveaway

It’s just one of those days today. Do you know what I mean? My inbox has been rather quiet. I have some assignments to work on but my deadlines are next month. Everybody else’s blogs look amazing. Other moms seem to be very poetic with their words. Their walk with Jesus seems more real than mine. I’m feeling a bit crabby.

Such dreary thoughts.

My kids are doing fine in school. Easter is soon and yet, my heart just doesn’t seem to be in it. It doesn’t help that the Northwest hasn’t received the memo that it’s spring. It’s very gray and very wet outside.

So what are my options? I can wallow in my feelings of emptiness? I can curl up in a ball on the couch and tell my kids, “cereal’s on the menu for dinner tonight.” Or I can tell myself the truth. And what is the truth?

The truth is the Lord loves me today as I am today. I don’t have to have the biggest, most popular blog for Him to be impressed. He saves me daily from myself. He’s way bigger than any of my today feelings. He won’t be shaken with my grouchy thoughts. I am precious to Him even when I don’t feel like it. I need to love my family and forgive any harsh words or laziness just like they need to do the same for me. I don’t even have to be the “most-together” mom either.

He is my enough. Psalm 139 is my refuge that I go to over and over again.

I can choose to be grouchy or I can choose to be thankful for all of the gifts He’s given me…even though I don’t feel like it. It’s my choice to serve Him.

Share with me your “go-to” verse when you’re feeling a little crabby. I’d love to hear your thoughts about cranky days.

NEWS FLASH: Make sure you stop by my blog on Sunday. I’m reviewing The Happiest Mom and having a BOOK GIVEAWAY. Please come by and leave a comment to enter to win.

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9 responses to “What are my options for today? and book giveaway”

  1. chrisoe

    I read Isaiah 41:10 when I am grouchy and dull, for no reason at all.

  2. Katrina

    Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

    Thank you for this & I am now your newest blogger & a fellow free lance writer (very new to this though).

  3. Joyce Harback

    2 Peter 1:3-11 especially v. 3: “His divine power has given us everything we need”

    I’ve just been challenged this week to drop the words “I need” from my vocabulary. Astonishing how often they surface. Replacing “I need” with “I trust…” allows me to get on with my calling (v.5-11) instead of being stuck in grasping.

  4. Leann

    I like to remember that God has a plan and it is good. Jer. 29:11 or Rom 8:28 both tell me that. When things feel dark, I go there.

    You have encouraging thoughts to share from your own struggles and God’s hand leading you through. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  5. Hands Free Mama

    Hi Jan,

    I am happy to have stumbled on to your blog today. I needed to be reminded that, “He is my enough,” as you so beautifully stated. It is hard not to get caught up in setting high standards for myself and being disappointed if the outcome is not what I wanted.

    Instead, I try very hard to simply be thankful in THIS moment, not thinking too far ahead or regretting past mistakes…just being thankful in each and every God-given moment that I am blessed to live. The bible verse that helps me do that is: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
    -Thessalonians 5:18

    Thanks for making my day a little bit brighter!


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