The kids and I have been studying diligence over the last two weeks and I've been convicted that 1.) we aren't getting up early enough and 2.) when we do wake up, we're too sleepy to be much good for anything. I guess I'm a morning person. I'm worthless at night for just about anything other than reading (or blogging :). But, when I wake up in the morning, I'm ready for the day. I've noticed, though, that my kids do not share my morning gene.
So, what's the problem with being a little foggy in the morning? The problem is, we begin our day with devotions first thing in the morning because I feel like God's Word should be FIRST in our day, not what's leftover, if we get to it. The problem with reading the Bible and working on Scripture memory and character training first thing in the morning is that my kids really haven't been at their best for the most important part of our day. I needed a solution. I needed them to become morning people. Here's what I came up with:
I'm thrilled with the change and the kids are happy, too. A shower first thing in the morning wakes them up and gets all of us off to a good start each day!
- I'm an on-the-run mom to 6 kids who studied and taught exercise science in a previous life. I love all things running, nutrition, and health-related. I usually run at zero dark thirty in the morning and am often quite hungry before, during, and after my run, but I live a rich, full, blessed life with my children, family, and friends. My faith in God is my anchor, and looking to Him and His promises allows me to live fully even when life circumstances are difficult. While running gives me an appetite, my desire is to hunger and thirst for righteousness more than for physical food.