Hello Mornings! Round 2: Maximize Your Mornings Challenge: Week 2

By November 12, 2010Create A Morning Routine


New Every Morning

I’m so thankful for grace.

For that wonderful, amazing gift that greets us each morning after we’ve tried and failed, resolved, repented, tried again, and failed again.

Grace. Never earned. Never ending.

Yeah, baby. Embrace it.

With that in mind, how did you do last week?

I set a few more alarms to go off consecutively, which are making it really hard to stay in sleep-mode. I literally get so mad at them I can’t fall back asleep. 🙂

Step 2: Create a Quiet Time Schedule

Here’s what we’re doing this week:

  • Read pages 6-10 of the eBook.
  • Read Step 2 on page 20.
  • Pages 21-22 are there for you to put your Worship Plan in writing.

Action Steps

1. Select morning worship music.

2. Create or select a Bible study plan.

3. Create or print a prayer calendar.

4. Be quiet and listen.

What’s your action plan for this week?

What tools (music, studies etc.) will you use to help you? We’d love to read all of your answers below!

Group Support

It’s been so encouraging to see your beautiful faces on Twitter, bed-head and all! Keep up the great chatter!

There are some great discussions going on in the Blog Frog Community about this challenge. Feel free to jump in and ask question or offer suggestions!

Link Up

Don’t forget, each week you can link a relevant post from your own blog! Simply type your information and link to the specific post in the boxes below.

Michelle shares her story as a wife & mom in Amish country at So, I married a Mennonite…. When she’s not tweeting her inner monologue, you can find her perfecting her cushion-fort building technique and choreographing living room performances.

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  • Cherie says:

    Hello Mornings! I just want to encourage those of you are just starting on this journey. I began the challenge during the summer and I have had SO much success. I have been getting up consistently for quiet times in the morning at about 6:45am for about 5 months and I can’t believe I have stuck with it! The rewards have been great.

    I joined a Zumba class for my exercise portion, and I have lost 6 pounds! This coming from a woman who even hates just the word exercise!

    Thanks so much to Kat and Michelle who keep helping us stay motivated for our own good and the good of our families!

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  • Hi.
    First, let me say, I have no idea who you are or what you do. For the last few days the words: hello morning has been ringing in my ear. I’m not a mom. I have no children. I’m not for sure why I’m on your site. But, I’m praying that God shows me the reason.

    I’m now off to read your blog to see if he drops something in my spirit.

  • Christin says:

    I started with the first round of “Hello Mornings” and it was SO awesome!! But I am struggling right now as I’ve been having trouble sleeping for one reason or another.
    My husband is sick with a nasty cough that kept me up one night. When he was finally able to get to sleep, my 2-month old woke up. I’ve been lucky to get 4-5 hours a night. Sometimes broken up.

    I’m really hoping and praying things settle down again because I miss my early mornings.

  • Rachel R. says:

    Are you going to be doing this again? I found you late, so I’m coming in right in the middle. I’d love to follow along with everyone from the beginning of the challenge. 🙂

    By the way, another alarm clock tool I found that has helped me is the Peaceful Progressions Wake-Up clock. I hated waking suddenly to a blaring alarm; it was so…abrupt. But this one wakes you gradually over half an hour with increasing light and sound, before setting off a more “traditional” alarm at your final wake-up time. It’s a little pricey as alarm clocks go, but it was worth it to me to not feel like I was being awakened by being bludgeoned over the head. 😉

  • Rachel R. says:

    Awesome! I’ll jump in with both feet at the beginning of December, then. 🙂

  • Just Amy says:

    Well…I’m encountering resistance with the kids…but I’ve got two plans to try before I give up forever! I’ve blogged about it over at Simply Me. Thanks for the encouragement!