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Early Morning Routines for Devotions

This entry is part 28 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers

As I have embarked on the next challenge for our Hope for Homemakers series (getting up early), I have noticed or been reminded of some things:

I don’t like to get up early! I really don’t.  I LOVE sleep, love it!

But, when I wake up early and it is quiet in the house; I have more options of what to accomplish to start my day.

I can do any number of relatively quiet activities: clean a space of the house, start laundry, wash dishes, sweep and mop the floors, sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, watch a TV program, exercise (for the record I have NEVER chosen this), make my bed, take a shower, or do Bible study.  And almost immediately upon waking up, breaking the fog of sleep come these choices.  I immediately set about making decisions about how I will spend my time.  Continue Reading

Nest Building

Momentum for Homemakers

This entry is part 27 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers
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As I was getting ready for the next book in our series, One Bite at a Time, I realized a number of things regarding my homemaking skills and habits.

  • #1 I work better when it is quiet in the house.
  • #2 I get more done in my day if I wake up early.
  • #3 I feel more organized when I get more done.
  • #4 I can lose momentum in my home in a matter of one or two days.

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