Finding Peace in a Busy Day
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Do you ever have time in your day to carve out five minutes of peace? If you’re a mom, that question probably makes you chuckle. It doesn’t matter how old your kids are, finding a little bit of time for peace and quiet can be a challenge.
Sheila Walsh’s 5 Minutes with Jesus is a great antidote for “too-busy-itis.” This little book of devotions is an easy guide to carving out 5 minutes of time each day to refocus and allow God to speak to us. Each chapter is short and concise, yet full of wisdom and encouragement.
Can’t you relate to topics like:
- wanting to quit?
I certainly can. As a busy working mom, the noise and busyness are always in competition with my desire to spend some quiet time reflecting, refocusing, and feeling nourished.
Some of my favorite takeaways from 5 Minutes with Jesus are:
- Learn to see others with love and acceptance, just as Jesus did–“the ground at the foot of the cross is even” (p. 178).
- Be honest. If you are angry, God knows it. Don’t feel that you have to hold back–He loves you. “Truth destroys walls” (p. 10).
- Keep on keeping on. “Thinking of all Christ has done for us can help us take a deep breath and keep on running” (p. 106).
Spending a simple few minutes with 5 Minutes with Jesus has enriched my days in ways far beyond the pages of this book. Starting the morning with words of encouragement and reflecting on them throughout the day really help keep me going, as well as improving my outlook and attitude. Yes, 5 minutes of time is definitely worth spending for a day’s worth of peace.
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