The Morning Routine

  1. Write a blog post.
  2. Read the daily lectionary texts.
  3. Read the news.

These are the three activities I want to fill the morning before my family gets up and preparation must begin for getting out the door. Not in this order necessarily; it’s different every day. Entire seasons pass with one (or more) of them not happening at all.

When I was in my early 20’s I felt tremendous urgency every day to do the second one first. In my 30’s, under the influence of Seth Godin, the first. After the 2016 election, the third. It changes all the time (today I have already done 2 and won’t have much time for 3).

The only constant is the time.


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