Do you ever feel overwhelmed by life’s busy demands?  My life as a mother of ten and grandmother of two is incredibly fast-paced.  Yet I cannot afford to neglect my personal relationship with each of my precious kids and my husband.

My family members need to see that I’m willing to turn my attention, notice them and find out what’s going on in each of their lives. It is too easy to miss a child’s heart cry or a husband’s greatest need.  So what is a busy mom to do?

I suggest looking for the awesome power of the 30 second heart connect.

“Son, I want you to know that I am so exited about your game on Friday night.  Is there anything you need from me to be ready?” said face to face and eye to eye, and you’re his instant mom/fan.

“Daughter, your new shirt really brings out the color in your eyes. I think that new eyeliner we got last week really looks great.”  Said face to face and eye to eye.  Girl talk.  Simple.  On her level.

Will 30 second contacts be enough?  Of course not!  But on good days, five 30 seconds put together can sometimes do more to open a heart than anything imaginable.

Ask God for your heart connects.  Watch Him open up the opportunities.  Jump in when they come.  And celebrate when they hit!


About frontlinemama

I am a mom who is passionate about equipping moms and parents to help their children through the challenging times we live in today.

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  1. […] things done consistently often make the biggest impact.  Ask God what little thing you can do to connect with your child’s […]

  2. […] done con­sis­tently often make the biggest impact.  Ask God what lit­tle thing you can do to con­nect with your child’s […]

  3. I love this Lisa! Thanks for the reminder that it isn’t always about quantity. What’s important is that the moment is of good quality. It’s hard to give my kids all the attention they want all the time, but it’s really pretty simple to give them all the attention they need for just 30 seconds.

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