“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” -Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

A scene from my favorite part of the day: 

I wasn't always a morning person, but I've found the quote from above to be true. Having this time in the morning to set the tone for our day has become a sacred time for us. We set our alarm for 5:00AM every morning, we stumble out of bed and wander downstairs for some magical bean water together. We read a page out of New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional while we eat our breakfast. I love Paul Tripp and am always blessed by what he has to say. We touch base about what is on the calendar for the day, we talk about dreams and goals or current frustrations. Sometimes we discuss an argument or miscommunication we had the day before. Morning brings clarity to things like that. Every once in a while we are joined by a sleepy three year old who is by no means ready to be awake, but nonetheless joins us in our morning routine. Getting up early in the morning together has been such a blessing in our marriage and for our careers. Starting our day off purposefully gives us motivation to work hard all day and gives us a time to connect every single day. What does your morning routine look like?

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