By: Jennifer Murray

Is There Cheer in Your Cheerios?

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… Life gets overwhelming from the get-go of the day. Maybe we were up too late the night before to start the day in the Word. The laundry basket is overflowing, the To-Do List is running off the page, and the week has just begun.

I’m not sure what your morning routine looks like, but mine consists of getting 4 little boys dressed, supervising bathroom duties, filling 4 sippy cups, pouring 4 bowls of cereal, distributing fruit, refilling cups, wiping up spills, wiping off 4 little mouths and 8 little hands, cleaning up 4 booster chairs, sweeping up the floor, cleaning their dishes, and trying to "keep the peace" at the same time. I find myself going from one thing to the next, completing tasks without little thought to rejoicing in the freshness of a new day and a new beginning. His mercies are new every morning, but am I too busy to thank Him for fulfilling His promise?…

Keep Reading at The MOB (Mother of Boys) Society.

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 You’ll see me writing monthly at The MOB Society. It’s a community for Moms of Boys by Moms of Boys (and One Dad who I happen to have a huge crush on).  The heart behind this site is to reach the hearts of boys for the Gospel and prepare a generation of men to love the Lord. So I really encourage you to check it out.

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9 Responses to “Is There Cheer in Your Cheerios?”

  1. My2Gs
    June 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    I just discovered the MOB society this week. I was so excited to find you and your hubby's faces listed as writers 🙂

  2. a portland granny
    June 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    My Dear,
    I think one of the biggest frustrations of parenting is trying to find a balance between our Spiritual walk and our daily demands. I found that if I purposed to do the chores of the day as a gift for the Lord, it often lightened the burden of the mundane, and at times enveloped me in a sense of well-being that was so special, that it became a spiritual experience.

    Your hands are indeed full…and the Lord knows your limitations in spending the time before Him that you desire. Those perfect little people are indeed, straight from His loving hands–you are blessed. These really hard, demanding days pass all too quickly, but aren't they truly fun? The Lord knows your tender heart and that is what matters.

    The web-site you mentioned sounds wonderful. In today's world our children and grandchildren are exposed to so much temptation, it scares me. Oh that other Christian parents would have these desires, as you do.

    Love your blog. Never miss reading it, but seldom comment. Those precious little boys bring great pleasure into my life, tho from afar!

  3. Devin
    June 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    I needed some perspective today, Jen. Reading about your mornings helped a bit :). I know I am not all alone on this journey–but some days just get the best of us. So, so glad His mercies are new each and every day. Can't wait to check out the new site! (Am I still welcome, now that I have Lola? *heehee*)

  4. Laura
    June 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    Great title. 🙂

  5. Danielle
    June 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    I love your blog and I have been a lurker/occassional commenter for a long time! I have a question for you. I have 3 girls ages 3 and under so it often feels a little like triplets… Would you do some posts about ways you make your day easier? Little short cuts you've found to make various routines easier? Anything that helps keeps a house clean, kids happy and TUNED IN TO… and a Momma still remembering that she's a child of God first and foremost!?! Like a lot of moms I think I struggle w/ this balance. Thanks so much! Danielle

  6. Suzy
    June 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Love the pic, Jen … and thanks for introducing me to the MOBS blog!! (Great post over there, btw.)

  7. Anonymous
    June 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Another great article. Hopped over to MOB to read the rest, your writing is amazing, and because I've spent time with you I know it is genuine! Your boys are so delightful, it is obvious that you and Brad are doing LOTS of things right! Number 1, you are always giving honor to the Lord.
    Love you guys!

  8. Missy
    June 9, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Just stopping by from The MOB Society, and am so glad they featured you today. Your post was great and I've really enjoyed my time on your blog.

    Four boys! How fun! I have half that many (different ages) and it's a zoo here. I love being the mother of those two wild, little guys. I also love reading blogs by other moms of boys – nothing picks me up like a funny or touching story.

    Thanks for your inspiring, encouraging blog. I'll be back to visit often!

  9. adventure grrl
    June 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    How cute!!! My ovaries are quivering a bit. I love your blog 🙂

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