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Amy Reasoner is a stay-at-home mom, freelance writer and church-planting wife. She and her husband, Jason, live in Ozark, MO with their two boys.

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  1. Amy you shared great thoughts. I love how God changes our perspective so often, even when He doesn’t change our circumstances. Serving Christ within the limitations we experience is a powerful challenge. Thanks!

  2. Ah, Amy! This is beautiful and such a great perspective. Love the idea of thinking of our kids as a captive audience rather then a burden. Thank you for sharing your heart!!

  3. I remember being that mom. I felt like I was drowning, I needed time with Him. People used to tell me to get up before my babies. That was the hardest thing because they wore me out and I felt I needed every bit of sleep I could get. Perhaps sleep was my chain…Things are different now, it’s a different season, and I now have ample time with my Savior.

  4. Oh wow…
    What an amazing perspective. This has really blessed me today in a time where I am feeling very overwhelmed.

    Thank you so much.

  5. Beautiful. My kids are all grown now, and I wish I had had this perspective. Like you, I spent far too much time feeling guilty because I couldn’t seem to fit in a “proper” quiet time, and often felt resentment toward my children. Unreasonable, but true.

  6. This is something I never thought of before, thank you for this perspective. I have often felt the same way. I hope I can remember this and change my attitude. Daily. Until hopefully it becomes ingrained in my heart.

  7. As a mom who only recently has found a little more space between my children and myself, I can see how much God was doing in me as I was chained closely to them when they were little. I have time now to read my Bible more, and I can even ask them to play somewhere else so I can pray. But I have seen a great harvest in my soul as a result of embracing the hard season of babies and trusting God in the midst of the insanity. You are so right. You are in chains for Christ! Beautiful!!

  8. Hi Amy! Thanks so much for this! YES – He wouldn’t have called us to motherhood if He didn’t intend to meet us DEEPLY in the midst of it. Grace to you to find a few moments alone with Him today though. 🙂 Blessings!

  9. Amy,

    Wonderful perspective. I loved that God can change your perspective of life & the season you’re in.

    It has been a little hard for me to get quiet time in lately with work & an aging parent. I do my best to squeeze time in weekly!