Get to Church on Time?

by Karen Ehman

Is there a more frenzied family time than Sunday mornings? Breakfast to serve, Bibles to grab, belts and shoes to find. The ensuing bedlam can cause heated exchanges and sibling conflict, squelching a calm start to a morning of worship.

To simplify our prechurch routine, I parked a large, sturdy basket in the corner of our living room, instructing my kids to place Sunday items in it when returning home from church. In went Bibles (which could be easily retrieved and returned during the week), dress shoes, belts and other "Sunday best" accessories.

The basket successfully simplified our prechurch routine — and with a pretty blanket folded on top, no one else knew!


This article appeared in the March/April 2012 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Karen Ehman. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

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