Soul Shaping Moment 1—Morning

I love the morning. The morning offers a new start…a fresh beginning…a first blush… I love to see my sleepy eyed, messy haired little chickens stumbling into the den for morning hugs and kisses. It’s a new day. No one is in trouble…nothing has spilled… YET.

Complete sweetness.



I like to keep our mornings hushed and still until all the tired has cleared from my kids’ brains. 

No music.

No TV.

No background noise.

Just snuggles, hugs, kisses and the clinking of spoons on cereal bowls. I like simple mornings. It makes for a good beginning.

But life does not always go as planned especially when kids are involved, so I stay mentally prepared for "my plans" to unravel. It helps me stay cheerful when I don't get my way.

What do your mornings look like with your kids?

Soul Shaping Challenge: A mother’s calm, happy presence in the morning as she serves her children has the power to instill courage into their souls.

Make sure mornings in your home are filled with peace. YOU are in charge of the atmosphere. YOU set the tone. If the TV is blaring, there will be a sense discontentment, unrest and chaos. Let QUIET fill the air in the morning. Shape your children to be considerate of family members that take a while to WAKE UP—This teaches them to respect others. 

Memorize with your kids Proverbs 27:14, “He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.”