Monday Mornings

How do you begin the week? Do you move a little slower than usual working your way into the week’s tasks? Or are you organized and ready to jump on the week’s first big thing, only to discover somebody has already disturbed your plans. Or does it depend on the week, some starting off slow, while others start off with a bang. There are a million suggestions about organizing tasks. Some say do the most difficult first, arranging you week in the order of their importance, while I, on the other hand, find doing big jobs impossible if I have the little mosquitos of tiny things flying around in my head. I have to get rid of them first, before I tackle the least attractive thing on my to-do list.

What does all this have to do with meditation and spiritual journeys. It’s because it’s on these Monday mornings that we tend to forget or put off the spiritual tasks we want to do as well. The world calls, and we turn off the music coming from our heart so we can listen to the  noise and chatter of the worldly demands. If we are not careful we begin our day with conference calls and meeting deadlines, instead of a moment’s prayer or a slow walk in the woods.

My dear friends, begin your day, your week, each day of your life with a little stillness, a little quiet, a little steadiness. Make sure time for yourself and God is on every week’s to-do list. It is in fact your most pressing engagement. Think about it, and remember if the Lord needs you to run, it is He who will “strengthen you.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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