Behind the Book of Prayers
In 2000, Lee Haugen Long self-published a book of prayers, Muddling Through: Prayers and Reflections for a Woman’s Journey. A local Greenwood store did all the printing, and she sold copies through local bookstores. Lee started writing prayers for a second book.
On July 13, 2015, Lee ended her earthly journey and began her heavenly one. Her daughter Brita discovered the original floppy disk with the text for Muddling Through, plus a handful of typed and handwritten prayers, intended for a sequel left unfinished.
Muddling Through Again is not a full sequel, but rather an updated version of Lee’s original book of prayers. Brita compiled the new prayers with the original text to create this second edition.
Writing Prayers for Women
Lee journaled throughout her life. Her journals reflect her life’s journey, including when she felt distant from God and when she pursued God with a passionate heart.
Lee found Christian inspiration from many sources: her ministers, friends at church, Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, a multitude of devotionals for women and prayer books for women, and more.
But she didn’t always connect to the prayers she read. Her prayer books didn’t always resonate to a middle-aged wife and stay-at-home-mom.
Eventually Lee realized that her journaling turned into writing prayers for women. While she still wrote personal reflections, her journals began to fill with broader thoughts on family and God that could apply to many women, not just one.
These journaled prayers became Muddling Through: Prayers and Reflections for a Woman’s Journey.
You are now able to buy the second edition for Kindle on Amazon, Muddling Through Again. The paperback version will be available soon. These prayers will guide women of all ages through the everyday, motherhood, grief, Christmas, and more.