Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summertime Devotions..

Routines...I like them...I thrive in routine environments. But I do like the relaxation & non scheduling that summer brings along with it. Sleeping in...breakfast @ 9 or 10 am for the kids...lunch...well...whenever. I have one that can't sleep past 7:00 am...another one that isn't far behind that and then Brooke will sleep until noon if you let her!! 

Swimming...playing...TV...reading....all kinds of things to take up our time during the day.

One thing I always find myself struggling with in the summer is...my personal time with God. It's hard to be alone with 3 kids and usually several of their friends...in our house. Last year I started making everyone go to their rooms & read for 30 minutes alone once a day. That helped tremendously in me being able to have personal time with God.

I am reading thru Isaiah this summer because I will be going to BSF again this fall & we are studying the book of Isaiah. WOW! That is gonna take me on a journey!!

In church on Sunday Charlie challenged us to BE the church no matter where we are or who we are with. And along with that he challenged us to BE at church this summer and not take a break from God in our personal walk with him either. I love our church....blessed to be a part of the body of Christ!

I pray we all spend time alone with Him daily. Encourage those around you too. 
Do you have a specific time or way that works for you now that the kids are home? 


  1. I homeschool my twins so I try to get in my time before they are up, which is way easier in the summer. I know this is backwards for most moms!! Love the message/reminder you shared about BEING the church!!

    Love and Blessings

  2. I struggle in the summertime too. I love routine and summertime is not so routine. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Great challenge and something we should all be no matter where we are is sooo right on!!

    We will spend time together some days and others separately but like you I don't have a routine and really do better when we do!

    Love u

  4. Ack! I'm getting off the computer now and heading to the devotion time. That was convicting this morning!! :) Just at the right time.


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