Hello! It is certainly summer around here–I know because on my to do list which has multiple tasks (including posting here) there are only four each day that seem to be accomplished–writing a new to-do list in hopes to accomplish more than yesterday, waiting for my kids to wake up so I can know who I am driving where and why, grocery shopping (again! where does all the food go in the summer!), and packing or unpacking from latest camping trip or summer outing.
The 30 other items on the to-do list continue to wait-not so patiently-for me.
One thing I do love about summer, however, is the mornings. They are relaxed and lazy (for my kids) which means I have total choice in when I wake up and how I spend the quiet moments before sleepy bodies come down the stairs looking for sustenance.
This morning, for example, I am sitting at about 10,000 feet in the mountains of Breckenridge, CO, on the couch of a beautiful home that we are staying in for the week with some dear family friends. In front of me is a large picture window with this view:
The sliding glass door is cracked a bit and the cool mountain morning air is drifting in. It is a little slice of heaven.
On these mornings, I have my routine. Eat a bowl of Wheat Chex, and then snuggle under a throw with my bible and devotional. When I am finished with those, I lift the top to my computer and begin my routine there–deleting spammy emails, and then opening the two devotionals that appear in my inbox every morning. One of them is a daily marriage prayer…I love it because it is short and sweet, but gives me great perspective to enter the day. I am posting today’s prayer below, and if you would like to see it in your inbox each morning also, click the link I posted at the bottom.