Go For the Quick Heart Connect: Tip of the Week #7

Lisa Cherry —  November 29, 2010

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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 excited 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!

Image courtesy of Nick Colomb