Thursday, February 2, 2012
Not Morning People
None of us in this here family of eight are morning people. Not one. What are the chances in a family this size of that happening? Well you know what they say, the apple does not fall far from the tree. And the only apples falling around here before 8 AM, are rotten apples.
So, in order to get our day off to a decent start, we have breakfast together. As we sit around the table eating our Wheaties, we try to remember to smile at each other and have a brief family devotion time. Sometimes it is like pulling teeth to get everyone on board with the breakfast / devotion plan, but most mornings we manage to enjoy our time together.
A few years ago, we were inspired by some friends of ours (thanks David and Shannon!) who pray daily for various missionaries and family members that they know and love. This family has a basket full of names that they pull from each day. What a great way to start the day!
We decided to incorporate this idea into our family devotion time as much as possible. We have a basket that contains Christmas cards, prayer letters, and other reminders of our friends and family members near and far. Each day we pick out a few families or individuals to pray for. It has been a great journey thus far and we feel blessed to be able to pray for and with those we love.