Monday, December 3, 2007

Making Your Home A Haven Challenge

Crystal over at Biblical Womanhood is hosting a Making Your Home a Haven Challenge. There are three things to do today for this challenge: Refresh your spirit, Take time to plan (plan 5 things to do everyday for your morning routine), and Do Something (clean & de-clutter entryway) Luckily, I am already in the routine of waking up before my family and having devotions. For Take time to plan, I have decided on the following Morning Routine:

  1. Do morning devotions & prayer time
  2. Make family breakfast
  3. Clean up kitchen after breakfast
  4. Make lunches for kids
  5. Make bed

There, that wasn't too hard! The hard part will be waiting to get on the computer until that is all done! Now I'm off to clean and de-clutter my entryway. That shouldn't be too hard since its not that bad today!

Run over to Biblical Womanhood to read the details of Crystals challenge and join in!

4 comments:

Misty said...

I love this! When I am not on the run, I will have to take a few minutes and look this over. My mornings desperately need a focus. You do Devo's in the morning? WOW! What do you use?

Mrs. Kay said...

Wasn't this challenge great?!! Totally inspiring. Keeping it simple is so wise of you!! Thanks for sharing ;o).

Momala said...

Misty,

I have been trying to get up at 5:00am (today I didn't make it and got up at 5:30) I usually read a chapter in Psalms, then the chapter in Proverbs that corresponds with the date, then I have been working my way through the new testament and I read the 1st chapter of Revelation today. Then I pray for my day and for my family and any needs I know of.

I started getting up this early after reading Shopping For Time by Carolyn Mahaney. If you haven't read this book, I would highly recommend it! It changed the way I spend my time and how I go about my day. I can't say that I like getting up at 5:00, but I am much more productive when I start the day this way.

Anyway, I hope this helps!

Misty said...

ok, first of all, I read this post in a mad rush to get out the door.
Second, I thought you did family devotions first thing in the morning. I was in awe. I do my Bible reading and prayer time in the mornings too...

My problem with mornings is that I treasure my nights... Why, oh why can't we have both???