It’s been a hectic week.
You tried desperately, but couldn’t cover all your bases or check off all your boxes on your to-do list. The extra busyness has taken a toll on your focus and the temperament of your family. Life feels like you are forcing the lid down on a boiling pot. You know inevitably something is going to blow. When I am in that boat, it is typically me that explodes.
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Rest assured that God cares about the little things like teaching phonics and sees your diligence. Your diligence may feel like you are spinning wheels and not gaining traction, but traction is our measure of productivity, not Gods. He looks at the heart (and cleans it when it dirty). You may feel invisible or in over your head, but I encourage you, my friend, be steady and continue being faithful.
Faithfulness is faith in action. Faith is pleasing to God. Faith doesn’t give us instant results. It is our effort over time that brings fruit. This is especially true for mommas of special needs kiddos, new homeschool moms, and moms with kids under five. Although your child may not be progressing on YOUR time table, focus on the progress that has been made. Look for the blessing, enjoy the roses, and savor the aroma.
Take a deep breath…and pause. As you pause, reflect on God’s grace. Just as He has shown you grace, pick your battles, and try to extend some to your child where you can. Peace in the home is more important than checking off boxes.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Remember mamma, in your inadequacies, God’s power is made perfect. Reorganize your priorities by putting your calling before your duties: Faith, family, and then fillers. Smell the roses and be flexible because sometimes tight schedules do not leave room for God to work. Sometimes what we perceive as a distraction is a moment God may be using you to be His reflection. Seeking His wisdom will allow you to discern the difference.
Speaking scripture out loud puts our mind on God’s promises. Psalm 61:1-5 and Hebrews 11:6 are promises you can stand on when insanity strikes. Here are pintables for you to attach to your refrigerator or mirror so you can be reminded and find sanity. Just click on the images below to download!
A cup of SaniTEA
To say my first year of homeschooling was crazy, would be an understatement. We lived in three homes that year, plus the life adjustments that comes with homeschooling, and navigating new curriculum, was insane. My husband and I were in agreement about homeschooling but he didn’t like the pressure I was under.
After doing some research we found that green teas help reduce blood pressure and rooibos teas are and herbal energy enhancer. At the time, I was a coffee addict dealing with the jitters. We bought some tea after the first sip I, instantly, became a devoted tea drinker. I am so passionate about the benefits of tea, that I extended my blog to include my own brand of Blooming With Joy Tea.
SaniTea is an herbal, caffeine free, tea that will send your senses through the roof. You will savor the sweet aroma for comfort. SaniTea is made with organic green rooibos tea, orange peels, marigold flowers, strawberries, natural peach flavor, natural strawberry flavor and natural orange flavor. Enjoy your cup of SaniTea hot or cold.
I want to encourage you further here are two reflection questions for us to chat about in the comments:
How can you reorganize your priorities in order to reduce stress for yourself and your family?
In your diligence, how can you remember to look for the blessing, enjoy the roses, and savor the aroma?
Win SaniTea for Yourself or a Friend!
Today we are blessing one Proverbial Homemaker reader with a cup of SaniTea! Winner can choose any tea tin of their liking or $6.99 off any other product at Blooming With Joy. Giveaway ends 9/7 at 11:59PM PST and winner has 48 hours to claim prize before another winner is chosen.
As a reformed coffee addict turned devoted tea drinker, Michelle has learned friendship blooms over tea. She encourages her readers to find joy despite the chaos of life. In the end, the bumps, that seemed misleading, point us in the right direction. During the thick of it, friendship gives us the strength to endure the challenges. So add a cuppa joy to your day!
Connect with Michelle on her site Blooming With Joy, at her tea shop, or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
This Post Has 32 Comments
Alycia A30 Aug 2015
The SaniTea sounds perfect, but the Vanilla Bean Chai sounds super yummy too.
I need more tea and less coffee in my life.
Thanks for letting us know about this web store.
April31 Aug 2015
I think I’m purchasing even if I don’t win. SaniTea would be my first choice but I would love to create a night routine to include Sleepy Time Tea. It sounds relaxing and sleep enhancing!!
Hope31 Aug 2015
The blood orange tea looks great, too!
Amy Kelley31 Aug 2015
I love to have a cup of tea to reduce stress. I have learned to make a cup right after lunch to sip on while having our group read aloud time.
This year I have started a mom’s encouragement group in my home called A cup of encouragement. We meet once a month and have a guided discussion topic while sipping on tea and eating snacks. Just using pretty tea pots and tea cups can change your attitude.
Jennifer O31 Aug 2015
I would like to try the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pu Erh Tea. The SaniTea sounds like something I would enjoy too.
Yahiliz Seiltgen31 Aug 2015
I’d like to try some herbal teas for my child and chai for me!
Deanna31 Aug 2015
Coffe drinker here, but my husband loves tea!
Erin31 Aug 2015
Encourage mint sounds wonderful
Jeannie31 Aug 2015
While it is not caffeine free my all time favorite is a special vanilla grey earl from a tea room in northern Missouri. It is not cheap and it has to be shipped so I ask for stockpiles at Christmas time!
Gretchen31 Aug 2015
Your post was beautiful. I can almost taste the tea! I’d really love to win some. Thanks for all you do.
Jennie31 Aug 2015
The sani tea sounds wonderful. I hadn’t had a cup of coffee for over 2 years and had one the other day. Boy was it good but I still would rather drink my teas. :o)
Elizabeth H31 Aug 2015
Wow! I don’t know which would be a favorite! I am very sensitive to caffeine, so I have been enjoying red rooibos tea. All of your rooibos teas sound so delicious, I would be happy with any flavor!
Wendy31 Aug 2015
With fall approaching and my desire to leave the summer heat behind, I think I would like to try the Pumpkin Bliss Tea. I am beginning to feel refreshed just thinking of sipping some tea while breathing in the fresh, cooler air! (All while sitting on my backyard swing doing my daily devotions.) 🙂
Dana31 Aug 2015
I need to try this tea!
Skye31 Aug 2015
I totally need to try this sanitea!!!
MelanieB31 Aug 2015
Hard to choose! Chocolate Covered Strawberry & Earl Grey Creme both sound delicious.
Abby B31 Aug 2015
I’m a devoted coffee drinker who would love to incorporate more tea into my daily routine instead! The Blood Orange herbal tea sounds delicious.
Heather Loewenheim31 Aug 2015
I want to drink less coffee. I think that sanitea sounds delish. So does vanilla bean chai. Chai always makes me think of Christmas!
Melissa31 Aug 2015
Oh, so many yummy teas! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pu Erh and Pumpkin Bliss Chai sound amazing.
Drenda31 Aug 2015
Just what I needed to read today… keep priorities focused on HIM & His strength, especially starting school with some health problems!
Tasha31 Aug 2015
I am trying to become more of a tea connoisseur……that being said the vanilla bean chai sounds really good……but so does the blood orange……..
Deb31 Aug 2015
I got hooked on rooibos tea when I was pregnant, and I love it! The vanilla bean chai rooibos sounds delicious!
Charis31 Aug 2015
I’d love to try the Vanilla bean chai and the gentle morning tea!
Judith Martinez31 Aug 2015
I’d love to try oolong! I hate coffee so tea is my go to hot beverage1.
Laurie M1 Sep 2015
Chocolate Covered Strawberry | Pu Erh Tea sounds absolutely delicious.
Barrie1 Sep 2015
So many great flavors of teas! I would also love to try the Tutti Frutti Tea Party | Herbal Loose Tea!
Jen B1 Sep 2015
A lot of good teas! I love mint, so encourage-mint tea sounds good but vanilla bean chai really sounds yummy!
Ruth CowgirlAmerica2 Sep 2015
If I was to choose something other than SaniTea I’d probably get Irish Sunrise but SaniTea sounds really good right now!
Susanna G5 Sep 2015
Tanya5 Sep 2015
Mint Chocolate… Sleepy Dreams… Tutti Frutti
Anne Perry7 Sep 2015
The sleepy dreams tea sounds lovely!!
Ticia7 Sep 2015
Summer rose tea sounds delicious.