Ultimate Blog Party 2011Welcome to Day 3 of the Ultimate Blog Party being sponsored by 5MinutesForMom.  If you’re visiting here for the first time, stay a little while and explore.  I blog about marriage, parenting, faith, living with less, adoption and more!  My blog can also be found on the Hearts at Home website.

We have three winners from yesterday’s discussion and giveaway.  Congrats to:

Today’s discussion and giveaway will center around my book Real Moms…Real Jesus. Several years ago I decided to read through the biographies of Jesus which are the first 4 books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

As I was reading through the stories of Jesus’ life, I began to see Him through different eyes.  You see, when Jesus lived on this earth He was fully God and fully man.  Up until this point in my life, I had really only paid attention to the “fully God” part of Jesus’ life: his miracles, his sinlessness, etc.

On this read through the Bible, I saw Jesus’ “fully man” part of his experience.  There are several places in the Bible that say that “the crowd pressed into Jesus.”  “Wow!” I thought. “That’s my life as a mom!  My children are always pressing into me.”  Then I read the story of when the disciples got scared in a boat because a storm blew in…and they woke Jesus up!  “That’s my life!” I thought.  I’d certainly never thought that Jesus would understand interrupted sleep.  But He does!

As I read more and more experiences that Jesus had that were similar to my experiences as a mom, I found myself seeing Jesus as a Friend who understands.  It completely transformed my relationship with Him!

I knew that I had to share what I’d learned and that’s why I wrote the book Real Moms…Real Jesus.   Today I’m giving away 2 copies!

To enter the random drawing, you just have to participate in today’s discussion.  Let’s learn from each other: What is one thing you do to nurture your spiritual walk?

I’ll start…I have a basket in my living room where I keep my Bible, my devotional, and a prayer notebook.  I try to sit down each morning, even if it’s just for a few minutes, to get my mind and my heart centered on Truth.

When my kids were little, I kept a Bible in every bathroom.  Since it was unrealistic that I could have much “quiet time,” in that season of my life, I took advantage of the few moments I had each day in the bathroom!

What about you? What is one thing you do to nurture your spiritual walk?

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