My daughter Debbie posted on Instagram that she was reading Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline, by my Redbud Writers Guild friend Catherine McNiel. And she was LOVING it. So I asked her to write up her thoughts for you.
I am a mother of 5 children. They are wonderful. They are miraculous. And they are all consuming. In the past 12 years, I have gotten very few full nights of sleep. From the moment my feet hit the floor until I fall back into bed at night, I am in almost constant motion.
We have a lot of fun. We make a lot of memories. But this time in my life has involved a lot of putting my own desires aside. And this carries over into my spiritual life as well. Quiet times are often not so quiet, no matter how early I wake up. There have been many church services and small groups spent nursing an infant or sitting with a squirmy toddler. Many of you know what I’m talking about.
Long Days of Small Things is for those mothers who feel like they’ve been unable to engage with the Body of Christ fully–in worship, sermons, small groups, spiritual discipline of any kind–during years of caring for their young children. This book is practical poetry that breathes life, hope and purpose over our weary mama souls.Continue Reading