My house started to reflect our hurried days, too, with piles of dishes, laundry, and dust bunnies. Housework has a way of waiting for you.
But that's not the worst of it. Even God noticed my busy schedule. While I'd say I spend most days in quiet union with Him, He'd probably describe our time together as sporadic. But I think I've discovered a way for Him to "catch me" before my morning appointments with Jillian Michaels and my family.
As soon as I walk down the stairs, I pass two comfy chairs on my way to the rest of the house. So I decided to strategically place my Bible and journal there, along with a few other books, as a reminder to stop and reflect before moving on with the rest of my day.
This epiphany may not seem like a great discovery to anyone else, and Lord knows the countless ways I've tried to make quiet time a habit before. But if I don't catch my breath soon, I'll be one spiritually-dry mama heading back to the bus stop. Say a little prayer this works.
How and where do you set aside quiet time? Share your thoughts with a comment below.
(Cute running boy photo of our son courtesy of Eric Cressman Photography.)
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