As you can imagine, mornings around here can feel like a tornado came through the house—and then we’re out the door. But, I’ve been fortunate this school year that my husband has been able to take our oldest two to school a couple of mornings a week. This means a precious hour of silence for me (if I’m lucky) before anyone else gets up.
Instead of rushing to my computer, I’ve been trying to sit for a few minutes, drink my coffee, read, pray. This has taken some discipline for my busy-body self, but I need it (worse than I need to clean out my inbox).
And, I thought I’d share with you what I’m reading. A lot of mornings, I read one of the devotions on this site. (I also like to read the comments and feedback from other women). But, I really wanted to tell you about what I’m reading now. It’s a book called What Women Fear by Angie Smith (you may be familiar with her blog). Sometimes, I struggle to get through books that aren’t novels, but I look forward to any spare minute I can read more of this one. I’m almost finished, and some of the chapters sound like I could’ve written them myself. Each chapter addresses a specific fear—real or irrational—that most of us girls have at some point in our lives and lines them up with someone in the Bible who had the same fear. If you read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts. (Or maybe you already have. It’s been out for a couple of years. I’m always behind the curve. . . )
What’s your morning routine? Do you take a minute to breathe?
(I hear little feet kicking the wall as I’m writing this. Time’s up!)