January 27, 2011

Queen of the Castle: Week 3

We're back near the beginning of the book.  We started on week 17 of Queen of the Castle: 52 weeks of encouragement for the uninspired, domestically challenged or just plain tired homemaker  HERE (in April).  This week's chapter is "Achoo!  I Feel Fine:  Fostering Our Health".

Author, Lynn Walker, starts out reminding us that often times our children are well taken care of while our own health and well-being is put on the back burner. Some suggestions are getting a check up (*raising hand* "I did that!!!"), mammogram, dental check up, get enough calcium (1000-12000 mg per day), exercise (*plugging ears* "La la la la!"), eat better, and get between 6-9 hours of sleep a night (maybe a nap mid-day?).  I know. I'm a real killjoy here, aren't I?  I need to hear this and you need to hear this.  If we have any hope of being kind, loving, stress-free mothers we need to take care of our bodies and our minds. 

I urge you to seek the Lord first in your day.   Even if it's just a few verses and a small amount of prayer time; you need to start somewhere.  Of course your main goal would be to read a chapter or two and some deep prayer time...I'm talking praying for all those people you say you'll pray for; neighbors, relatives, church prayer chain requests.  It makes a huge difference in your day to start out on the right foot. 

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"For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother's womb.   I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well."  Psalm 139:13-14

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