Worship Wednesday Linky

I am linking up with Beth from Adventures of a Schoolmarm for Worship Wednesday.

I grew up in a Lutheran church, my husband did not go to church as a child. When we started having children, I knew that I wanted them to know the Lord. My husband and I looked around where we live and joined the Methodist church close to where live. We loved the church. We loved the people. My husband and children got baptized, they had a great children's church and Sunday school. We got married in the church. When my husbands' grandfather passed away, we had his funeral at the church. But then they moved our pastor from our church to a church 100 miles away. I think the whole church was devastated. During this time, I was finishing my undergrad degree, getting ready to go through a crazy busy 1 year Masters of Arts in Teaching program. With the new pastor, I didn't feel the same connect as I did our prior pastor. I am ashamed to day, but we stopped going to church. We have gone randomly to church like 4 times in the past 2 years (awful I know), and I have been praying and looking for where we should go next. My children go to the Awana program that is at a church down the road, and I have contemplated going there.

To stay connected to my Lord, I am currently reading Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans & Chrystal Evans Hurst. Chapter 8, "The prayer of a kingdom womans' faith". In this chapter, it talks about how we should pray. Every single night, I pray with my children. We thank God for all of our blessings, then we ask God to bless us and forgive us. We pray for others, and we pray for each other. Some nights, I am in a rush when we are praying.

Reading chapter 8 tonight, it quoted scripture Matthew 6:6 "When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." In that scripture, it says 'go into your room, close the door'. I think this is so crucial, in this highly stimulated world that we live, we are constantly in a rush. I know I'll be the first to admit. When praying with my children, I am in a rush, so I can go sit down and relax. I feel horrible, because I should be enjoying these moments. Cherishing them. Soaking them in.

Tonight I am going to cherish these moments, soaking them in, enjoying every second. Sometimes we get in such a hurry, let's slow it down and breathe in every moment. God has blessed us. He has blessed me. He has blessed you. Let us be thankful <3


  1. I understand the church dilemma. I moved to a new state last summer and still haven't really put forth good effort into finding a new church. I loved my old one! Praying we both find a new church home!

  2. I understand how hard it is to find a church! My husband and I have very different church styles. I like a lot more contemporary, modern worship, and he likes traditional (quiet) worship. We have had a hard time finding one we both like. I love the verse you shared. I have been trying really hard to do just that! It's so easy to not prioritize my time with God when life gets busy, but it's so important to make time for Him.


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