I've spent a lot of time the last few weeks trying to put my phone down and bring the spirit into our home. I'll be the first to admit that it's no easy task staying off of fb and instagram but I have found a few things that help.
Conference talks - I listen to them while I'm in the shower and getting ready, I've even gone as far as to put headphones in while I blow my hair dry. I have found more patience with myself and the things around me. Last week I was on fb and Finn was asking for a snack and I almost snapped. I immediately put my phone down in the other room and gave Finn my undivided attention. FB isn't all negative but it can have a negative impact.
BOM Reading - The glorious thing about the goal I've set for myself, is just that - it's for myself. I don't have to read a certain amount a day or finish by a certain time, it's just me, the Lord, and the Book of Mormon going at our own pace and re-reading a chapter or two when I've discovered something that applies to ME!
Family Prayer - This tends to not be real lengthy and pretty straight forward because we want Finn to learn that a prayer can be simple but should be done daily. Colby and I also have our couples prayer and our own personal prayer. A prayer brings the spirit and forces us to close our eyes and give the Lord our attention.
I absolutely know that my Heavenly Father knows and loves ME. I'm striving to make our home a sanctuary, a place inside the world but not of the world where the spirit can dwell and we can feel the love the our Father in Heaven has for each one of us.
Every day is new and with each new day we face a struggle but I find peace in knowing that we get to start over the next day and try things differently.