Are You A Morning Person?



I don’t know how you start your day, but on freezing Minnesota mornings, I yank up the bed sheets and relish each minute before my feet hit the floor.

My husband groans, stretches, and wedges an arm beneath me. I ignore the drool on his cheek. He’ll figure it out in a second. It strikes me that we’ve only experienced eighteen and a half years of such marital bliss. LOL!

Good morning, Lord

And so begins a chorus of prayer I don’t ever want to stop (and not just so I could stay in bed.)

Lord, draw Billy and Justin closer to you. Help them love you more than anything. May they recognize and hate Satan’s lies, always running to you, their tower of truth…

Our prayers blanket our children, protecting, loving, cacooning, warming. Here we are, two imperfect people flinging ourselves under a perfect God.

Suddenly, I think of the day’s stresses, and I tense. I have to do this and that. Oh, and I need to write a blog. I’m behind because of the book.

Aware of my spinning mind, I say, “no.”  No matter what problems I face, God is bigger and stronger.

In seconds, I’m back to this carefree place, breathing deeper. Truth clears the air, lightening my spirit.

I peel back the bed sheets, swing around my feet, and feel my heart pick up.

Everything I face, I face with Christ. And so do you. So let’s spread our wings and fly…

A world of opportunity awaits.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22-23


  1. Leanna Murphrey |

    Yippee! I’m a morning person too! 🙂

  2. Good Morning Cheryl!! I am a morning person but on these cold winter mornings, when the media is comparing our temperatures to that of Mars…well, I’m with you. I’m saying my prayers before getting out from under the blankets!!
    Looking forward to summer weather and heading back to Strawberry Lake.

    • Good morning, Debbie!!! And you’re right about the cold temps being enough to keep even the morning people in bed. Warm thoughts about summer vacations on glassy lakes helps speed the days. And sweet thoughts about our Savior add spunk to anybody’s step.

  3. Cheryl,
    Thanks for reminding me to pray for my one remaining daughter, Dixie Lee Greer. May God wash her with a deluge of prayers from myself and others. She has recently given up all parental rights to my only grandson, Andrew, and has disappeared out of his life. Andrew is safe with his father and his wife and 2 smaller daughters. Our Bible Study (Goodbye, My Child) is very nearly finished in rough draft form now!

    • Hi Linda,

      I’m glad my blog reminded you to pray for your daughter. That’s awesome! As you know, she’s never beyond God’s reach. Congrats on almost finishing your rough draft. That’s a major accomplishment! Praise God!

  4. Jacki Christopher |

    Very nice; thank you… All of this was comforting and helpful… 🙂 ….and short enough, that I was able to take the time! Amen.

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