A busy mom with three young children, Courtney Ellis felt like the overwhelming pressures of family life were erroding her relationship with God. So she decided to figure out how she could integrate classic spiritual disciplines – like prayer, contemplation, and service – into her everyday parenting tasks. For example, she started praying for her husband and each of her children while folding laundry, and found specific, practical ways to be a Christ-like servant to her kids during the hour before their bedtime. With each spiritual discipline, Courtney documented her progress and failures, and in the process, she learned about God's grace, the importance of surrender and flexibility, and much more. On this Focus on the Family broadcast, Courtney shares those valuable lessons, offering encouragement for stressed-out moms who long to cultivate a closer connection with God.
For more from Courtney, check out her book Almost Holy Mama: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents.
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- Courtney Ellis
- Parenting, Faith, Life Challenges
- Focus on the Family
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