Friday, February 22, 2013

Live Oak Lenten Blog - Week 2

My 'thing' for lent was to add 30 minutes of scripture reading and prayer to my day. Right away, I have noticed a huge difference in the mornings that I actually get up when my alarm goes off at 5:45 (yes, AM) compared to when I sleep a bit longer and tell myself I'll 'do my time' after I get back from dropping off my son at school. It has been enough of a difference that since February 13th, I've only NOT gotten up twice - an I've regretted it both days.

First of all, the only time I get a solid, focused 30 minutes is prior to anyone else in the house waking up. Secondly, if I wait until later in the day, I might be alone, but I have a crowd of 'to do's' constantly running though my consciousness.

Getting that 30 minutes in the morning has been crazy helpful. It gives me time to breath and focus before I take off running for the day. It has given me new insights on familiar scriptures. Most of all, it has given me the mindfulness to give myself, my day, and my family to God.

What an awesome Lent this has been so far and will continue to be!

-Chesney Szaniszlo