For decades my prayer habits included my bible on my lap next to a journal where I wrote long letters to God. Some day I will again return to the time luxury of that method, but for now in my baby crunched days I found a new way to pray and draw close to God. I need His light to start my every day. I have a new journal. I read something from the bible, I apply it to my life, and then in numbered bullet point fashion I list thanks to God for what he is doing. My goal is a million thanks. I hope I live that long. I also give thanks for all the small treasures that happen during the day such as Kira’s attention being caught by a butterfly in the garden and the smile it produces, or Jordan’s adoration and willingness to care for his baby sister with gentleness and patience. During the day when a person comes to my mind right that second I offer a small prayer to God on their behalf. I rather enjoy this new way. I do miss writing long heart draining letters to my maker, but, I have to be realistic, for now. I think Iwould slump into a heap if I didn’t have a way to communicate my heart with God and somehow receive his pure truth from the Word into mine.