When my twins were little finding some one-on-one time with Jesus was… well, difficult to say the least. Quiet time? That was almost laughable.
I had four children ages five and under, so I learned to work with what I had. But I definitely made it work.
After I got my oldest off to school I would sit at the kitchen table with my breakfast and my Bible while the girls and younger son toddled around in the living room, successfully contained on the other side of the baby gate and occupied by shows like “Umizoomi” and “Handy Manny.”My Quiet time hasn't always been quiet… Has yours? Click To Tweet
I would work on Scripture memory or learning the names of God while washing the dishes. And we had lots of fun kids songs that included Scriptures as well that we could do together. That was our season of life.
But I think my favorite time was between 2:30 and 3pm. It just so happened to be nap time for the twins. So, I figured out that if I loaded them up in the van, they would fall asleep on the 2 minute drive to the school. Where I could have 30 whole minutes of quiet time before the bell rang and boys came out.
Those were the 30 minutes I cherished the most. And the last 30 minutes of silence I would get until bedtime when I would usher them all to sleep. The girls had mastered climbing out of their cribs at a young age, so I had to sit in their bedroom until they fell asleep. I used that as quiet time, too.
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These are all the thoughts that came rushing back to me as I read Sarah Geringer’s post, 7 Unconventional Prayer Closets this past week.
But I’d also love to hear from you. Is your quiet time always quiet? Has there ever been a season of life when it wasn’t? What kind of unconventional prayer closets have you utilized?
Join the conversation in the comments below, and then hop on over and check out Sarah’s post or vise-versa. (Oh, and if you’re a Christian blogger, don’t forget to come back and link up your most recent Christian living blog posts.)
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P.S. If you’re wondering, I chose the featured image for this post because one summer, years later, yet still several years ago now, one of my twins got up early every morning so she could have quiet time with me. I never got my one-on-one time with Jesus that summer, but I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything.