Mom Tips: Lent Week Five

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7 (NLT)

The Wise Woman Builds Her Spirit

  • Pray about the atmosphere you want for your home. Do you want it to be fun, cozy, open and inviting, tidy, peaceful, etc.? You do you, and create a unique haven to fit your special family.
  • Take yourself out on a date this week. Choose something you love to do but rarely have time for. You could browse the stacks at the local library, go for a hike, people-watch at your favorite coffee shop, or take an adult education class.

The Wise Woman Loves Her Husband

  • Find ways to make your husband smile this week—bonus points for getting him to laugh! Notice the quirky things your kids do and say, and laugh with your husband as you recount their antics.
  • Plan a date night with your husband; something new to keep things exciting. Make all the arrangements, including finding a babysitter, making reservations, or paying in advance, if possible. Or, have a “date night in.” Put the children to bed and make a fancy dinner for two. Dress up, set the table with real plates, and light some candles.

The Wise Woman Loves Her Children

  • Make Easter sugar cookies with children this week. Let them help roll out the dough, cut out the shapes, and decorate once cooked. Remember, it will be messy, so plan ahead and don’t stress. It will be fun. Make extras and take them to your neighbors or your pastoral staff.
  • Take your children on a “date” this week. You might need to spread this out over several weeks, depending on how many children you have. Let each child select a reasonable activity for you to spend some one-on-one time. Let the child talk to you about whatever is on his or her heart. Remember to listen. End your time with a special prayer.

The Wise Woman Cares For Her Home

  • Pray over the rooms of your home. Walk from room to room and ask God to bring peace, joy, and  happiness to all who walk the floors of your home. In the rooms of your children, ask God to be present always in their lives and that they will seek Him first and always.
  • Teach your children a new household task. Even small children can learn simple tasks like sweeping or folding laundry. Older children can tackle the dishes or cleaning bathrooms. You know what your children can handle.


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