Will I Ever Get This Right?

“You guys! Stop that!”

Unfortunately this was me, sounding just like I do not want my children to sound.

Raised voice, sarcasm and sharpness have been too frequent here lately. Life seems to have gotten the better of me and I find myself short of patience – grumpy, stressed and a bad example. 


I have grown and it happens less often, but I need a refresher on occasion. Yelling: The Cause, The Causalty, The Cure by Lorrie Flem came at such a time.

Slowing down to read Lorrie’s ebook I was reminded of many things I know, but forgot, like:

  • The difference prayer makes. – How can I forget my greatest resource? 
  • Taking time to train my children. – They are children. They don’t know everything even when they try to tell me otherwise! 
  • Prepare for our life – as it is – not as I want it. Being prepared and realistic saves so much stress, thus reducing the tendency to yell. 
  • Give myself grace. I’m a work in progress, just like my children. I will mess up. I will try again. 


I liked this specific, practical idea as well:

  • Schedule a funny movie. – I’m not very good at fun. I need to lighten up. 


If things are a less pleasant than you would like in your home right now pick up a copy of Lorrie’s book for some good reminders. She included a great list of verses on prayer and forgiveness, too.



I’m off with a new commitment to bathe myself, my children, and my day in prayer. I will never get it right, but I m loved by the One who already has.


Here’s where to find it as well as Lorrie’s many other helpful tools:

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Mukkove Johnson

Christian, Wife, Mother, and Author loving life in Alaska.

2 thoughts on “Will I Ever Get This Right?”

  1. Nice review. I love your last statement:
    “I’m off with a new commitment to bathe myself, my children, and my day in prayer. I will never get it right, but I m loved by the One who already has.” AMEN!

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