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31 Days Unplugged Day 3

2 Mar

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I have a new challenge for you today. It is a tough one, but totally worth it.  I think you will find that it will add so much meaning to your entire day!

At this point, we have cut out social media during our day and replaced it with prayer time.  Now, we are going to take it to another level. If you’re like me, you are rushing to check Facebook and Instagram before the sun rises in the morning!

Challenge #3-Do not use any form of social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) in the morning.  Instead, establish a routine of spending your mornings with God by completing a daily devotion of some sort.

When I cut social media out of my morning routine, I found that my days began much more peacefully, and the entire household ran more smoothly.  I am no longer trying to scroll through my news feeds while brushing my teeth, fixing coffee and juice, getting morning cartoons going, etc.

I now treasure my mornings, and actually look forward to getting up early to spend some quiet time with God then watch the news with my husband.

I have some great suggestions for you if you are looking for a good resource for devotions.  My favorite is She Reads Truth.  This is a wonderful community of women offering daily devotions and conversation.  They dig deep into the word, which I appreciate.

Another wonderful resource is You Version.  You can choose from hundreds of different devotions to complete, so you can find one that is just right for you.

I have recently discovered Biblia, a great online Bible.  I love it because it accesses a good online commentary.

If you would rather have a book to hold in your hand (or if it’s too tempting to have your cell phone or computer out), you can head to any bookstore or even Wal-Mart and pick something up.  Your local library probably has something, as well.  The amount of Christian resources available is almost overwhelming!

1 John 5:21 warns, “…keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.”  What better way to follow this instruction than to begin our days in fellowship with God, instead of with something that has no meaning whatsoever?

See you tomorrow!

My Early Riser

3 Jun

For the past week or so, Maddie has decided that she needs to get up at 6 (or soon after) to begin her busy day.  While Charlie was always satisfied laying in his crib for awhile, pondering the meaning of life, Maddie will yell, “Mama, I’m awake!” until I come to get her.  I do enjoy sleeping a little later than 6, but I am generally a morning person so this isn’t too bad.

A positive aspect of Maddie’s new waking habit is that I can get a tremendous amount done in the morning! Maddie likes to get up and lay in our recliner with a soft blanket, a cup of juice, and a video playing (her current choices are either Elmo or Bible Songs).  

Supermodels have to get up very early!

Supermodels have to get up very early!

Getting comfy

Getting comfy

So while she is relaxing, I have plenty of time to get my morning devo done.  She Reads Truth (shereadstruth.com) is starting a new devo series today on Peter and I am so excited about it.  I have always found Peter to be so interesting, and probably the disciple that I can relate most to.  You guys should check it out.

I hope you all have a great day today!