Saturday Golden Keyboard winner

On Saturday I asked for suggestions to rejuvenate when you’re running on empty. As you see, I got many great ideas. But my winner this week, because it went to the heart of how I was feeling the other day, was this lovely comment by Alicia, at Daughter of Hope:

When I’m drained and have nothing more to give I tend to start taking it out on my perceived drainers (read “kids”). I won’t pretend that I’ve gotten smart enough to always do this, but when I have, it has been like a miracle. I take my children by the hands and gather them to me. I tell them that I can’t do all of this by myself, that I’m sorry that I’ve been grouchy, and let’s pray together for Jesus to help us. And we pray for the children to obey Mommy, and for Mommy to be kind. Often we were headed out somewhere before the breaking point approached, and what seemed impossible to pull of becomes possible again. And it does make a huge difference. It changes our hearts. And that, after all, is what really needs revived.

Thanks, Alicia, for this great reminder. You are my Golden Keyboard winner this week!


  1. i still say the motorcycle is the answer

  2. Amen! =) This is a beautiful suggestion! (And one that I could probably use from time to time…)

  3. Very well said. Beautiful!

  4. Thank you again, Mary.

  5. I love this one, well put Alicia. I could definately use this one, I think I might try it today;)

  6. This speaks to my heart, too.
    How those words ring true! How unfortunate I do not do this nearly often enough.
    Thank you for sharing, Alicia and Mary, and for the good reminder.

  7. Very good choice, Mary. Well said, Alicia!

    We do this quite frequently around here, fortunately or unfortunately. Hee. It definitely helps the Momma get her perspective and calm back. It is also teaching the children many lessons. One being how to recognize and deal with their own sins.

    Great idea!

  8. What a wonderful reminder this is! Great!