I have the "back to school" itch. Or maybe, it's more like the "back to routine" itch. I love the relaxing, no agenda, sleep in late, watch TV all day if I want days of summer. However, around this time of year I always start getting ready for routine again. Surprisingly, one of the things I am missing most is my early morning quiet time on the porch. In the summer, I wake up later and the sun is shining directly on my back porch so it is HOT! I've taken my quiet time inside for the summer, but I am ready to enjoy the cool of the morning outside, while the birds chirp and my sweet kitties play in the backyard.
Some of you may be what is "quiet time"? All About God explains quiet time like this: Quiet time could refer to those precious moments after the kids are in bed, but for Christians, a quiet time is more than that. Quiet time, or devotion time, refers to our daily appointment with God, when we shut out as much outside interference as possible. During our quiet time, we may sing praise songs, pray, read Scripture or daily devotions, meditate on God's Word, or simply be still and listen.
Personally, I don't usually sing - which my neighbors are probably thankful for. I have my Bible, a devotional book if I'm reading one at the time, and my journal.
What are your quiet times like?
(and here's a close-up of one of my cute cats - her name is Minimum!)