Garden of the Heart

 

 

“A person harvests only what he plants.”
Galatians 6:7


With the beginning of a new month, I thought it would be a good time to start a few new practices or routines with the kids at bedtime. Actually, it’s more like starting again.

At the end of last year with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we turned into slackers when it came to a consistent bedtime routine. Between holiday parties, Christmas shopping, piano, basketball, work and such our nights became too chaotic and the kids to tired to keep up the normal routine which included baths, stories, essential oils, devotions and prayer. Baths were left until morning, prayers said silently and before we knew it, our nightly devotional became nonexistent.

Tonight I brought that utmost important time with God back into our nightly routine. To my amazement the kids were just as happy as I was to read, share, be thankful for and pray together once again.

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Our nightly devotional book.

Tonight’s devotion was from Galatians 6:7 followed by the classic bedtime story “Snow White” and the two were very fitting for each other, its a bit crazy how much they went hand in hand. Perfect for the young minds and hearts at work.

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Snow White planted seeds of hope, love, kindness and joy and lived in a ‘garden of light’ even when her wicked stepmother the Queen planted seeds of anger, hatred and fear in her ‘garden of darkness.’ Totally speaks the language of a my little ones.

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I absolutely love when things coordinate, cooperate and work out together without even trying. I have seen God’s hand at work A LOT in my life lately and even with the tiniest of things, like our devotion stories, it’s still an amazing gift and blessing.

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