Jasmine's Place Issue No. 11 - May/June 2014 - Page 47

PREP TIME Anything and everything you can do ahead of time - DO IT. I’m the girl who thinks about her outfit at the last minute - this is a bad idea when one has to go to work in the evenings and one hasn’t even thought about getting out of jammies until 30 minutes before work. Let’s just say it adds to the stress. The night before, everyone (including myself) sets out clothes, backpacks, keys, purse, etc where it needs to be. The next morning, it becomes a finely executed line of people leaving my home in sync for that day's agenda. Mama is happy and so are my on time, looking good, well prepared bambinos. 4 PRAY We know the word of God is living and sharper than any two-edged sword, so why do we forget to pray? Not only am I teaching my children how to pray, I also pray over the needs of my kids each week. If I notice my child sassing me more or another child not sleeping as well, I pray. 5 I will take the time to walk throughout the house (physically and sometimes in my mind on the way to work) to pray over my child’s room. This includes their things, their attitude and asking God to give me the words of what it is I need to pray for. Prayer allows God to intercede and tame the spirit of chaos and hostility while inviting the Holy Spirit to enter and dwell in every part of my home. Article first published at The Mom Initiative - http://www.themominitiative.com/ Visit Heather Riggleman at: http://heatherriggleman.com/ JASMINE'S PLACE 47