As a mother with three young children, I heard the message over and over again—if you’re serious about your spiritual life, you’ll find some silent alone time each day for a “quiet time.” But I couldn’t even escape to the bathroom alone, much less anything else. One after another, my fellow moms sounded the cry of defeat: we just can’t right now.
But there was another cry growing in my exhausted spirit: there must be another way. After all, God created birth, babies, and families. He knows exactly what they demand from us. And more than that, he entered this world as a baby himself! He entered a woman’s womb and was born. Isn’t it entirely possible that in these days of creation, nurture, service, sacrifice, and perseverance we are acting out powerful spiritual practices in our daily lives?
It was in seeking out the answer to this question that Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline (NavPress, 2017) was born.
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Whomever would draw near to God must believe that He is, and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11
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