Too busy this time of year?

by Mandy on August 18, 2017 in Homemaking, Homeschooling, Inspiration in Child Rearing, Ministry, Purpose

This time of year seems to be the busiest for us. It seems like we are being pulled in so many directions. Once school starts we have school work, field trips, library trips, school planning, homeschool group commitments, club meetings, and extracurricular activities.


Fall brings fall festivals, planning and shopping for the holidays, Christmas programs, and birthdays (three of our children have birthdays from October to December). With all of this busyness comes a packed schedule, stress, anxiety, and fatigue.


One thing we can count on is God is there with us in each moment. If we have given Him our lives, He will guide days. I am so thankful He is there at every moment. Not only do I pray He will help us be successful at all of these activities, but I also pray He will help us weed out any activity that is not beneficial for us or His glory. I want to use our time wisely and for His benefit.


Even though I don’t look forward to┬árunning┬áto all these activities, I rejoice in this busy time of year. I rejoice in the opportunities they bring to serve others, touch lives, shine His light, express my gratitude and celebrate His presence in my life. Even though I try to serve, praise, and thank Him every day, I enjoy this time of year to focus on Him even more.


Galatians 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 7:6 – I am very happy now because I have complete confidence in you.

Psalm 28:7 – The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.




Mandy is a blessed daughter of Jesus Christ. She has the honor and privilege of being a wife to her loving husband since 1993, homeschooling mommy to four blessings, and a happy homemaker. Mandy is a Southern Belle from The Palmetto State. She enjoys inviting women to join her quest for rubies amidst the ruckus of life. One way she accomplishes this by encouraging them on her blog: Motherhood-Ruckus and Rubies based on Proverbs 31. She is a Trim Healthy Mama, whose favorite past times include being a wife and mommy, camping with her family, reading, gardening, cooking, singing, fashion, piano, decorating, crafting, and grabbing anything chocolate and a cup of coffee with friends.

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