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early-morning scripture study

by Shawni
I love early morning scripture study.

I don’t love the “early” part, because quite honestly I feel like I got hit by a truck most mornings, but I love the togetherness built into our day and the opportunity to reflect for a moment on scripture and carving out time for family prayer.  

I love it.
We do what works for us…which has taken quite a lot of re-working over the years.  In China we did it at night because kids were around more, but here we always have to do it early.  Dave and I take turns each week, one makes breakfast while the other does scripture study.
Dave had the grand idea recently to move us over from the snuggly couches (where kids promptly fell back to sleep) over to the counter area to see if we could up the ratio of kids paying attention.

Didn’t work so well for Lucy…
Another day, same Lu…
That countertop can’t be overly comfy!
So we went back to the couch…always trying out new tactics!

I must say, that does look like a cozy place to read scriptures…as evidenced by Claire below…

(I must admit, usually she’s pretty good though.)

For December scripture study is exciting because we are using our scripture advent calendar my sister sent us as a gift years ago:

 There are little scriptures from Christ’s life in each of those little linen pockets:

And we are watching the tiny little clip each morning of the #LIGHTtheWORLD initiative that I love so much.  
Here’s today’s:

It’s been awesome to think as a family of things to do each day to serve those around us as Christ did.


Courtney December 7, 2016 - 8:49 pm

Hello. I am a long time blog follower and I have emailed you a few times too, so sometimes I feel like I know you. 😊 I love these posts about your daily life. I was wondering if you might be willing to share your dinner routine sometime? I still have young children (9, 6, 3) but things are starting to creep in. How do you do supper on busy nights? Thanks in advance. I love your blog and appreciate you sharing your life with all of us! Have a wonderful day.

Brooke December 8, 2016 - 3:12 pm

We did early morning scripture reading growing up too at 5:30 in the morning. Then when we started early morning seminary we had to be up by 4:50-pretty early to make sure we could get ready and read scriptures. But I honestly look back on that time with such fondness. I so appreciate my parents for making it happen, even when it was hard!

Kati December 12, 2016 - 3:54 am

I hate to be "that" person but would you please share where your sofas are from? Really appreciate it 🙂

Shawni January 14, 2017 - 12:14 am

Hi Kati, they're from Thrive Furniture 🙂


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