This week's goal was not an easy one and most days I did not get up. Sad but true.
I'm going to bed too late, therefore making it difficult to get out of bed early. Not only does it mess me up for a night, but usually two nights of catching up on sleep.
I did manage to get up early yesterday and it was hard.
But I will continue to press on! I'm excited and a bit more motivated now that I've signed up for the latest Hello Mornings session. Knowing that other people will be up with me really helps! How many of you made your goal to start getting up early? How did you do?
OK, so on to this weeks goal. To continue the Breakfast Challenge and get it to where I want it for our family will include Bible reading during breakfast. To me, this is more important than what we put in our physical bodies, so I made it a priority over what I cook for breakfast.
Usually the challenging part of doing this is knowing what to read in the Bible. So if you want to read to your children during breakfast, too, know ahead of time what you're going to read so you don't find yourself thumbing aimlessly through the Bible and eventually giving up.
We are going to begin the book of Luke. We aren't necessarily going to work at a specific pace (such as one chapter per day). Instead I'm going to read as the children are able to keep in tune with my words. I suspect the first week or so will be less so than the coming weeks.
I'm going to read out of the Hands-On Bible because every so often there is a hands on project that goes with the reading. I think it's great fun and a great way to help understand the concepts on a deeper level. (They also have a My First Hands on Bible for under 6 years old).
So if this is a goal you plan to work toward as well, don't be discouraged if it doesn't look exactly how you picture it to start. In fact, it may never look how you picture it!
One of the main reasons we give up reading the Bible is because young children can constantly distract what we're trying to do. Don't let that stop you!! It's something we need to commit to. Bible reading is going to be messy; it won't be perfect, especially if you have young children.
So, what goal are you adding in to your breakfast challenge this week? How did you do last week? Let's keep marching on!! We can do this!
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