Monday, March 12, 2012

HOW DO YOU BEGIN YOUR DAY?

My friend Brenda, in her give-away contest which I blogged about 10 days ago, asked the question:  "How do you begin your day?"  As I began to type out my answer it was so long, and involved, I decided it would make be my post for today.

I am a very EARLY riser, and am usually up by 5 a.m. (sometimes earlier)  Since my husband sleeps in much later our official DAY does not begin until he gets up.  So:
(1) I turn the TV on to FOX news to see if anything has happened overnight;
(2) I walk into my office and turn on the computer and pull up fb.  I check my 2 prayer blogs and pray for the requests that have been posted there since I turned in the night before; then I scan through recent fb updates of friends I follow
(3) I like to work crossword and suduko puzzles to keep my mind sharp so I work 1 or 2 of these;
(4) Around 6:30 - 7:00 I turn on the automatic coffee pot which Mickey has prepared the evening before;
(5) Back to fb to see if there have been any updates and then back to puzzles or paying bills, writing cards, and of course blogging.  .

Mickey usually arises at 7, 7:30 or 8.  THEN our official DAY begins:
(1) He gets his cup of coffee and gets me one if I haven't already had one, or want another;
(2) He sits on the couch and I sit in a recliner by a table with all my books and I read aloud to him:
(A)  2 devotionals: The Word For You Today and My Utmost For His Highest;
(B)  a book of the Bible, currently reading Isaiah;
(C)  then we have a book we are reading through, currently -The Power of Blessing by Kerry Kirkwood;
(D)  then I move to the couch, where Mickey is sitting, we hold hands and he prays and I pray;.
(E)  then we fix our toast and sometimes a bowl or cereal or boiled egg;
(F)  we make the bed.

The exception to the above is on Tuesdays when Mickey gets up at 6 or 6:30 so we can get all our devotional time in and get to the church by 8:30 to begin our day at King's Kitchen and preparing a meal for shut-ins that is delivered around 11:30, by 5 delivery teams.

Mickey & I began the above devotional time procedure MANY years ago when we both worked and  both got up by 5 a.m.  We began reading My Utmost For His Highest on January 1, 1998 so we are into our 15th year of reading this book each & every morning!!  I have made notes of important events and occurrences in the margins and it is interesting to see, and remind ourselves, of what was going on in previous years.

I love my life.  I am a very blessed woman to have a husband who loves and serves the Lord (he just is not a reader so he delegated that to me years ago!!!).  I am an avid reader and love to read.  I love words and the importance and POWER in words that direct our thoughts, and mold our character.

SO, now it's my turn to ask the question:  HOW DO YOU BEGIN YOUR DAY?   



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6 comments:

Mari said...

I love the way you start your day. Having that time together is truly a blessing.
I get up at 5 and walk for 30 minutes on the treadmill, then shower and get ready. I eat breakfast and read a Psalm or a devotional, then check my blogs and e-mails. I head to work at about 6:40. My husband starts work later than me and gets up a shortly after I leave, so I usually don't see him until he gets home.

Brenda said...

I really enjoyed this! It's neat knowing as I putter around in the mornings what others are doing...whether they're puttering or accomplishing! You have a lot done before I even get myself up. You're like Sunny. He's up between 4:30 & 5. It always cracks me up when he says: I slept in today. I didn't get up until 6!

Sharon said...

I get up at 6:30am and have my morning coffee and then get ready for work. I also check my FB for my morning prayers.
Hugs

Anonymous said...

My day never starts the same....This morning it begin @ 5:50am because I couldn't find a comfortabe position to lay. Read 5 chapters of John and a while in prayer... Oh had to stop in there and make coffee. Tomorrow if I can sleep it may be 8 or 9 B/4 I get out of bed and then some days I am bright eyed and others feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck..but always a cup of Java and Most always prayer.. Occasioally will wait till later to pray but usually if I do then I don't till I go to bed. But almost always pray at bedtime, usually with Barbara(wife). Oh yes she usually is up by nine or if she has to get up to the u know what and smells the coffee well.... u know, it's not far from the bedrooom and I will have company..the in between times I check e-mail, today's headlines or read the paper.

Carole said...

Nice blog. As a lover of words you might be interested in the word play involved in cryptic crosswords. I am doing a series of posts on solving cryptic clues. This was the first one I did. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/cryptic-crosswords-solving-hints-1.html Hope you enjoy.

Civilla said...

Oh, nice! I haven't been to a baby shower in a while!