Morning uplift

What is your morning routine? Ours vary depending on whether it’s summer or school time and if it’s week day or weekend. I am sure you are the same way. School started back for us this week and I could not be happier. The kids need to be in a routine desperately. The house runs more smoothly when there is order. Our school routine is up most of the time by 6 a.m. with someone in the shower and kids are up at 6:30 getting dressed/eating breakfast.  By 6:45 a.m. lunches are being made downstairs and by 7 a.m. my husband is out the door with kids in tow to school and most days I am not too far behind.

Our lives are the same way. We can be in a chaotic mess of kids screaming at each other, coworkers being hateful, or the manic Monday syndrome.  Sitting down for 10 mins in a car at lunch and reading a devotional or off a bible app can help the mayhem to be a more manageable smolder versus the raging fire. Even in the times like this a drink of water, a breath of fresh air, a walk outside is what refreshes us the most. The Word of God does the same thing for our soul and replenishes our tank for the next challenge.

Psalms 1:3 makes me think of ladies retreats and time away with amazing friends.  The ladies retreat at our church is after the holiday season and just before spring.  I am usually in need of a special kind of quiet time that only the retreat can give.  It provides rest, relaxation, and restoration.  At those times of retreat we are able to drink in the time with God, hear his voice, and leave refreshed ready to face the world and our kids again.

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