03 June 2009

Kid Devotion Time

This morning I had a marvelous time by myself (sans infants) spending time reading the Bible and praying. Our church offers a few mornings during the summer where moms can come, drop off their kids, pick up coffee and snacks, and have a few hours of uninterrupted quiet time. One of the questions in the Bible study I was working on asked, "what would need to happen for you to set aside substantial time to listen?" It got me thinking.

Let me backtrack. Here's the situation: We just finished homeschooling for the year and already my daughter is struggling with boredom. The rest of the day is fine, it's just when little brother and sister are napping and she has no schoolwork to do that it's a bit of a struggle. I have difficulty fitting in my quiet time. She's not having a quiet time. So why not solve multiple problems at once?

Starting today, I plan to make a simple devotion guide for Gracie:
  1. Pray (God, help me learn)
  2. Read a Bible story (she can read simple stories independently)
  3. Read a memory verse
  4. Praise God by singing a song
  5. Pray to God (say sorry to God, thank God, ask for something you need)

She can have quiet time. I can have quiet time. She's not bored. The little ones are sleeping.

This definitely works for me!

See what works for everyone else to prevent boredom this summer at We Are That Family.


  1. That's really nice - I wish my church did that! :)

  2. love this idea! my almost kindergartener is "bored" and my almost 4 yr old has quit napping. i sooooo need quiet time!