Happy July guys… (can we get that pause button please!?!) At my home school is FINALLY done!! As I type I am a proud mama to a Junior in College (can I seriously be that old for one!?!?!) Sophorme in HS (again am I that old to have one of those!?!) a Sweet 6th grader and a Kindergartener who happened to turned 5 last week! (wait didn’t I JUST have her!?!?!)
I am beyond proud of them and pray our Lord countines to enlighten them and keeps guiding their steps not only education but in faith .. OK enough of the sappy mama stuff you know this also means no more alarms! YAY. Let’ say that again NO MORE ALARMS.. Sure my youngest will get up by 8 am but I will take it.
Which brings me to discussing why I wanted to post. Now that it’s Summer we might actually go into lazy mode. Which means you might not get up before the kids do to your morning prayer, or might not take that time during the day to pause for a reading, might not make it to church during the weekend because you are tired from the Saturday fun or think oh just an hour more and I’ll get up to only see that you are too late and get a call that there is a barbaque and forget to attend mass.
Summer can be a time where we figure oh it’s time for Fun but we have to remember we can not get luke warm or even cold in our faith just because we are busy with having fun.
Here are a few things I’m doing so I wouldn’t go into Summer Faith Mode.
- Still set an alarm so you can pray in the quiet first thing in the morning.
- Read a book that will enrich your faith (don’t let it be only your kids who are reading)
- Attend one or two extra masses during the week. Check for adoration times.
- Keep a Summer prayer Journal.
- Start a new devotion. There are so many beautiful ones to take up.
I hope these few ideas will keep your heart on fire. I am trying to keep this list as well. My family is actually going through a very hard period so if you could keep us in your prayers I would be so thankful. That is another reason why I am holding on to this list and keeping my faith more on fire.
You can see HERE what is going. My family would be thankful for any prayers you could spare. We are nervous but we have more faith then Fear.
Not wanting to end this post with a downer I want to share that I will have a giveaway on my next post. As always thanks so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear how your Summer is going so leave me comment below.