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A Shift in Momentum

Day two of summer vacation.  I thought day one was going to do me in.  It wasn’t pretty.  The noise alone was enough to kill.  I’m serious.

But His mercies are new every morning and today was a different day with a different attitude.  As Ben reminded me tonight, after his father said it must have been a good day since we were all in good moods, it “started out a bit rough.”  It shifted momentum and that’s what I’m looking for.  A shift in momentum when things aren’t necessarily going in the right direction.  It happens when we decide to change something.  Usually our attitudes, sometimes our physical location.  I did both.

It turned into a great day.  A visit to the farmer’s market got the veggies I needed.  Then a trip to the Lego store got the inspiration the boys’ needed.  I let them linger and look and take their time instead of rushing them.  There was no fire to rush home to.  We rested in the moment and enjoyed the experience as well as each other’s company.

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My usual MO is harried.  No fun for anyone.  I’m trying to change it.  Today the momentum shifted and we all had fun.  We all got what we needed.

On my mirror, Deuteronomy 6:5-7 posted.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

I want this to be my MO (method of operation/modus operandi).  I want my boys to know what their Heavenly Father is really like because I mirror Him.  I want to talk about Him with them but more than that, I want to act like Him so when I do speak about Jesus or God, my boys’ are open to listening.  Because they recognize Him in me.  As James says in his book, faith without actions is useless.  The same goes for witnessing. Words without actions are worthless.  Lack of words is not my problem.  A lack of action is.  Was.  It’s turning around.  There’s a shift in momentum.

What’s your MO?  Is it the one you want to be known for? Is there one you’d rather be recognized by?  What are some of your secrets for shifting momentum this summer?  I’d love to hear about them!  There’s gonna be days this summer where we are all going to need help!