Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Book Study that meets once AND will change your life!
Hey hey, ladies! It's time. I have been saying I am going to do it and I just need to jump in and get started. So here's what I propose: The book of which I speak - Mother's Rule of Life: How to bring order to your home and peace to your soul- has changed my life. I want to spread the word to you as many mamas as I can- particularly those who are staying home and/or thinking (even thinking) about homeschooling. Even if you have all your kids in school, if you have small children, grown children, no children, this book will help to put it all in perspective. The "Rule" of which Holly writes about refers to the same idea used in monastic communities, a rule of life by which they live, eat, pray, play, and work. This book takes the first half to describe the 5 P's that we are to have concern for in our daily living: Prayer, partner, person, parent, provider. Then she takes the second half and walks you through "writing your rule" or "putting your rule together." Everything from daily chores (who does them and when) to scheduling dates with your hubby, to seasonal activities, to an exact structuring of your prayer life. I must say that, since creating my rule and in it's first stages of implementation, I have more time to pray, feel less flustered about the mounds of laundry and dishes, am able to pray more frequently throughout the day, get my coffee break almost everyday, and have more time to be present to my kids and my husband. I certainly do NOT wake up earlier to do any of it, either. I propose that we all order this book (super cheap on amazon- mine was $4 used including shipping). I propose that we all read it. On our own time, of course and meet once to discuss the book and help each other out. I will schedule a time/place at the beginning of August to meet at the Family Life Center and (with paper and pencils in hand) work together to write/rewrite/talk about our rule of life. Tentatively I will say August 9th at 6:30 pm at the Family Life Center. (Out of town friends you can ALL stay at my house :). The book is not long and you will devour it like I did and won't need to worry about drafting it until we meet if you wish. I have been in touch with the author and I can ask her any amount of questions that you wish as well. Please let me know if you are going to do this and I will know which room to schedule (if at all). I will also create a facebook group and ANYone is invited. If you see anyone on this email list that is missing (please email them and ask them to come). Please consider joining me. Blessings.
Posted by Kate Dawson