Over the last week, I have had two people ask me about my daily rythms/disciplines and yesterday my pastor and I had an indepth converstaion about daily rythm. So I wanted to share with you my fellow bloggers my daily rythms...
Before I go any further, I first want to mention that I believe a life needs to be balanced with the physical, spiritual and the mental, so with that said I try to balance those areas in my life daily. I believe everything is interwoven together and if one area is off balance everything becomes off. So here it is my daily rythm, discipline, routine, or pattern.
Monday - Friday
Physical - Workout @ the gym from 5:30am - 7:00am
Spiritual - Personal devotion - currently OS Hillman: Today God Is First
- Family devotion with my wife - currently Max Lucado: Grace For The Moment vol II
- Usually atleast one podcast sermon a day while working out, - Mark Batterson; Erwin McManus; Blogging Church; Mark Driscoll; Dino Rizzo; Greg Surratt; Lifechurch.tv; Ed Young... I think you get the point.
Mental - I usually read two books a week - currently Eugene H. Peterson: Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places
- Bible Study - usually preparing for Wednesday nights now or when I preach, which is about once a month. I am constantly studying the Word though. I was doing Berean courses but I done with that for now until I start working on my Ordination.
Work - I am usually at the church office Monday Wednesday and Friday, I work at the bookstore - Family Christian Stores usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays are my day off. I also substitute teach at Evangel Christian School which is about two days a week, so my work week varies week to week. This is one area that I wish and pray becomes more consistant.
Saturday and Sunday
-I take off from working out these days
-I continue my devotions
-I also have various church activities or family activities going on Saturdays...also sSaturdays are errand days and yard work days in the summer.
-Sunday mornings we have church of course...Sunday is my major nap day. Atleast a two hour nap.
-Starting up soon I will play softball every Sunday night.
For the most part I keep a pretty consistant rythm in my life, except when it comes to my various jobs. That is okay though, because my work does not become mundane, even though I would like to spend a whole lot more time at the church.
Also, I work hard but I love to play hard too. My wife I usually crash on the couches about 8:00pm and watch TV, we also like to hang with friends and play games. Lora and I do alot together.
Anyways, that is pretty much my typical day, any questions please feel free to ask.