Shhh! It’s My Quiet Time.
Category : Mastering the Art of Living
In this post I’m assuming you have a regular quiet time. If you don’t, go check out my friend Kent Julian’s post on Leading Your Life from Quiet.
So, how do you do your quiet time? I’d love to know, so please tell me in the comments below.
Here’s how I do it…
In our current state of family, all six of us are crammed into a small apartment. We’re trying out a minimalist arrangement until we decide to build our dream house, so it’s hard to find quiet time here. I also homeschool, so it’s not like I’m shipping them off on a school bus and then enjoying a quiet morning.
I have to carve out my quiet time first thing in the morning before anyone else wakes up, which is around 7am. If the kids happen to wake up early, I take my quiet time outside to the courtyard in between apartments. No one is out there in the mornings.
I make my 30-in-30 breakfast and sit down with the newspaper. I know it’s old school, but I like the feel of a newspaper in my hands and connecting with the goings-on in my community through that.
Then I do my daily Bible reading. I also read a chapter in a Bible-related book. I just finished reading Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson. As I do both of these I keep my journal handy to take notes on things God is showing me. I end this with a prayer time.
After all this I take some time to stretch. If the kids are up by now, they often join me. If not, the quiet time lasts longer, and this time of stretching also becomes a time of meditation.
Then I’m ready to tackle the day.
So, how do you do it?
This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!
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