The holidays are finished and, as usual, I am left with a bit of a mess to clean up.

The mess in my house AND the mess in my head.

It’s just simply the un-edited truth that a wake of upheaval  occurs when things are moved around to accommodate seasonal living.  That wake doesn’t just include physical things but mental and emotional things as well.

…Our routine has been displaced leaving me with the wake of having to restructure children who were quite enjoying the later bed times and the extra sweets.

…My brain is tired of thinking. Thinking about what to cook, what gifts to buy, which people to call, visit, or send a card too. Frankly, I would really love to turn my brain off.

…My stores of love are exhausted because I’ve been loving on more people than normal for the last 30 days.  This sounds terrible to write but it’s the truth.

And more truth?  I just want some time to recharge.

Yea… there. I said it.

I want some me time.

This mom wants a minute.

…I want some time to remember why I’m doing what I’m doing and to be encouraged to keep doing what’s important.

…I would love to be told that I’m not alone and that all of the crazy things that happen to me day in and day out are not happening in isolation.

…And most importantly? I need some sleep.  Just a little more than I’ve been getting lately.

The good news is that we don’t have to feel bad for wanting a little me-time.  I figure, if Jesus did “me-time” for rest and rejuvenation, I can too.

More good news? There has been a very special time and place available for me to accomplish just those things over the past few years.  I have been able to sit under the voice and ministry of Sally Clarkson at her Mom Heart Conference to be encouraged, be inspired, and to be refreshed.

Sally Clarkson has raised her children and shares her heart with the beauty of hindsight and wisdom that comes from putting in the time and doing the job well.  Moreover, she shares transparently and honestly about what her journey of motherhood looks like and what lessons God has taught and is teaching her along the way.

You can get to know a little more about Sally by visiting her website or dropping by her blog.

This year, not only do I have the opportunity to join other moms in a weekend of respite, Sally has invited me to speak and share my heart as well!

It is my pleasure and privilege to share my own lessons from motherly triumphs as well as  momentary lapses of sanity in my mothering journey. I’ve got one foot in the door as a mom with older children and one foot in another door with littles still running around and small enough to cuddle in my lap.

In a nutshell?… I’m right there with ya! And I am looking forward to the opportunity to encourage you as you enjoy a few days of quiet inspiration and filling.

And remember… it’s OK if you are a mom and need a minute.

Take a moment today to check out more about the Mom Heart Conference.  I would love to see you in Dallas, February 21-22, at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas… but there are also Mom Heart Conferences happening in Denver, CO and Irvine, CA as well. Click on the  link below for more information…

I know you will be encouraged by making time to join me at the Mom Heart Conference. In the meantime, if you want a little encouragement today, be sure and download one or both of the free resources below…

(Click on the links below to receive the downloads!)

Reminders of God’s Love

Kingdom Woman’s Study Guide


 More encouragement coming your way tomorrow!