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Moments for Mom January 2005


By Elisabeth Corcoran


There is something about the New Year rolling around that always makes me look back. A friend of mine from high school used to call me nostalgic. For some reason, back then, I took that as a criticism, not sure why, I don't think she meant it as such. But these days of two young kids, a husband, home, part-time job, et cetera, et cetera.. looking back feels like a luxury.

However, each year I make a point of doing some emotional and spiritual housecleaning to clear away the cobwebs and the things I'm holding onto, to help move forward with a clean slate. The way I have chosen to do this for probably about ten years now is to journal through the following questions that were given to me by a friend a ways back, and I want to share them with you.

I want to add just a couple:

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I want to encourage you, challenge you even, to carve out time in the first couple weeks of January, with a notebook and pen in hand, and a steaming cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate by your side, and just sort through these questions - just think through your past year as if sifting through treasured photographs, answering them as honestly as you can, and then spend a few moments thanking God for taking such sweet, intimate care of you and your loved ones this year - through the good and the bad.

Happy New Year, Moms!


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© Elisabeth K. Corcoran
Elisabeth Corcoran is the author of "In Search of Calm: Renewal for a Mother's Heart (2005)" and "Calm in My Chaos: Encouragement for a Mom's Weary Soul (2001)". She is wife to Kevin, and mom to Sara, 11-&-1/2, and Jack, 10. Her passion is encouraging women and the Church, and applying her gifts to eradicating global poverty, as well as local and global AIDS, one small step at a time, which she hopes to fulfill through her writing and speaking, and her connection with Open Door Clinic in the Fox Valley area and her church's partnership in Bo, Sierra Leone. You can learn more about Elisabeth and her ministry at elisabethcorcoran.com.

 

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