If you are a mother of little ones I whole heartedly recommend you read Rachel Jankovic’s book Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches.

Reason #1: Because you felt like a better person in jr. high or college or whenever things were calm enough that you could read your Bible in peace.

I remember a time when I used to be much godlier. It was sometime in junior high and my room was clean. It must have been beautiful weather outside because the lighting was very nice in my room where I was reading my Bible every day and feeling really good. It was quite clear to me that my sanctification was progressing very well. As the feeling wore off, I remember looking back to that tme as a high pioint. That was really living the Christian life.

The truth is my Christian life then was like a rock being refined by a slow river in a quiet place. It wasn’t as though I wasn’t growing spiritually, but my word! So easily! And so little!

But God took me out of that life and threw me into the rock tumbler. Here, it is not so easy to feel godly, because we spend our days crashing into each other and actually getting our problems addressed. Here there is very little time for quiet reflection.

~ from Loving the Little Years, pages 13-14


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