If you have not read part 1 of “I’ve Had a Messed Up Heart’ you can read it HERE.
During the 2:1 Conference many woman shared about home, marriage, homeschooling and blogging. I have pages and pages of notes. I was beyond encouraged!
Heidi St. John, a homeschool mom of 7 shared “The Busy Mom’s Guide To Time Management”. I think a better title would have been, “Donna, get your priorities in order” because every word out of her mouth could have been shared with me over a cup of coffee. I felt like I may have been gifted this wonderful opportunity to go to the 2:1 Conference just to hear Heidi speak.
Here are just a few snippets from my notes:
If Satan can take out the marriage he can get to your kids much easier
Your kids are watching
When you deal with conflict in a good way your children see
Our children are our primary ministry” (not my blog, church ministry, etc)
The goal of education is discipleship!
It’s not Time management it’s ME management
1. Spiritual life comes 1st. 1st priority. 1st thing each day. It is non-negotiable.Let your children see you reading your bible. Pray for your husband and children daily. I need to be filled up or I have nothing to give.
2. My husband comes before the children.I need to put blessing him on the “to-do” list I still can be “That girl” to him. It’s never too late
3. My children are watching me.They see how I prioritize each day. Will they see me reading my bible. Will I say I’m sorry. Will I admit when I’m wrong? Do I praise them? Will they want to have the kind of marriage that I have? Will they become or want the kind of wife that I am?
So God’s working on my heart. My life might look and sound different that it has in the past and that’s ok. I’m changing my priorities and it’s for my family! This messed up heart is getting some attention!
I have so much more to share about the conference, I am super encouraged and hopeful for what is ahead for our marriage, family and homeschooling. Thanks for coming along on the journey. I’ll be doing much more “Keeping it Real…” in the future!