Saturday, May 24, 2008

Early Riser

Since reading this book several months ago, I have been getting up at 5am each weekday to do my devotions. I can't say it's been easy, especially the first month or so. Having a coffee maker with a timer has helped a lot.

Other than the obvious benefit of having a committed time to read my bible and pray each day, there have been additional changes in my life due to this habit.

I have become an early riser.

This morning I awoke to the sun shining through the windows and the birds singing and I thought to myself "wow, I must have slept in really late this morning," only to look at the clock and realize it was 6:06am.

And I was wide awake.

On a Saturday.

I don't mind becoming a morning person, it's actually kind of nice having an early start to the day.

The only real downside to rising early is that I am now absolutely exhausted at 9pm each night.


Karen said...

oooo...that looks like a good book. I'll add it to my list. If I can only find the time. :)

Momala said...


It is a great book, and Carolyn Mahaney packs a lot into a pretty small book (it's only 96 pages long.) It doesn't take a long time to read, but it's a book you will refer to over and over again (I'm going to read it again for the 3rd time!)