Saturday, October 9, 2010

Scheduling Our Days~ Part Six

6:00~ Wake up ,  Morning routine 
6:30~ Exercise/shower
6:45~ Girls wake up, make beds, get dressed and get hair done
7:00~ Breakfast
7:30~ Morning chores

8:00~ Prayer and Bible time

This has become a precious part of our day.  The girls and I all gather next to the fire.  First we all think of something we can thank God for.  Next we pull out our prayer notebook.  Right now it is simply a long list of names of family members, missionaries, neighbors, church family etc., each numbered 1-15.  One day we pray for the 1's, the next day the 2's etc..  I hope to put it together into a binder soon, complete with pictures, but it's not done yet!  We take turns picking someone from the list, talking about what we can pray for them, and then praying.  After that we pray for Daddy.  I close by praying for our day.

Our Bible verses come next.  We've been reviewing so far as we were pretty lazy over the summer.  It has been so refreshing to get back into hiding His word in our hearts.  Remember, even the youngest children can benefit from scripture and you will be amazed at what they are able to retain!

We then move to the table where we pull out the Bible, paper and colored pencils.  For Bible, I read a chapter (or section), we discuss it and the girls draw a picture of it.  Their pictures will be made into a book.

If you can't tell, here we have Eve taking the fruit, giving it to Adam, Adam and Eve hiding from God and the angels guarding the way to the garden of Eden.

All of our good intentions really aren't worth that much if we don't actually take the time to teach our children the Word of God.  It's something I have consistently struggled with.  Having it scheduled in has been such a blessing!


amandavital said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! Your life, your family , your schedule, your heart! It's So encouaging!

Lol your schedule is almost exactly like mine so far :) it makes me want to stop and take the time to blog it ...

Can't wait till your post tommorrow! Thanks

Amber said...

Thank you so much for sharing your schedule! I was really encouraged reading it all tonight! I am trying to work on a schedule for our home too, and this has given me that extra push to get it started! God bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi Grace, I'm not married and don't have children, but I so love the truths that you share on your blog that can apply to all of us. Most of your scheduling seems to simply involve structure and discipline, which all of us need in order to get rest, keep things cleaned up, have time with the Lord, etc. Thanks for always being so honest and transparent! You encourage me.

P.S. I'm going to be in your neck of the woods at Christmas again this year. I don't know if it's possible, but it'd be neat to meet if it could work out!