We have decide to start each morning with the blessing found in Numbers.
The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you
The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
I've saved a picture of it as my phone's lock screen so I can say it in the car on the way to school.
I want this to be something we say when we leave each other. Like when my mom would say, "Remember who you belong to." I'm still trying to get it to "stick" but Katelynn reminded me this morning, so it just might work.
We are also reading the kids' Jesus Calling devotions. We read the adult version last year but some of it was a little deep.
It's a nice way to start the day focusing on Jesus since that focus is lost so easily by 8:30.
We also try to pray. They pray or I pray. Some days Katelynn gets frustrated because Michael cuts her off. Other days Michael doesn't feel like praying and sister takes the stage. Each morning is quite different. Last year a few times, sister got on to me for keeping my eyes open. (please note, I'm driving... Safety first).
This is still a good start to the day. Even those days when I pray for God to "fix Katelynn's bad attitude"... At least we are going to God. And I hope that this will show my kids to go to him, especially on those frustrating days!!
Praising Him for who he always is!!
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