I love attending my weekly Bible Study Fellowship class here at home. I am so thankful for the leadership of my small group leader, the insightful lessons from the teaching leader, the fabulous teachings and songs and fun from the children's leaders, the challenge and encouragement from weekly discussion groups, and the chance to serve here and there in the tech booth. BSF is a great way to dig into the Bible and grow in my knowledge and love for God's Word. Our weekly lessons are divided by day, giving us the chance to develop the habit of daily spending time with God and His Word.
However, I don't think I have EVER done my lessons on the days intended. I always have lofty goals each week, but it never happens. Most weeks my lessons are done in the three days leading up to our next meeting.
And when I'm traveling and know I'm going to miss a week of class, even though I pick up the extra lesson, it is pretty rare that I actually do the one I'm going to miss class for. It is pretty sad that after three years in BSF, that habit still hasn't sunk in.
Good thing I can keep trying!
Apparently it took going to Belize!
Of course, there are a few theories as to how this happened.
1. I got to sleep in EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Yep, there was no child knocking on my door, no husband's alarm going off, no need to be anywhere or appointment to keep. I was up by 8am most mornings, but it was glorious and it was on my time table.
2. I showered at night. At home my morning ritual is usually a shower first thing. But in Belize I was hot and muggy and usually yucky with salt water at the end of the day, so an evening shower (in an amazing outdoor shower nonetheless) was awesome. So my morning routine was much more relaxed and easy.
3. When I got up the house was quiet, people were milling about but there was quiet. I was able to make a cup of tea, and work on my lesson while I sipped. On the patio. In the warm weather. With a gorgeous view. No one interrupted me.
4. I wasn't distracted by facebook, or email, or pinterest, or a myriad of other fun things in internet land. There was no internet at the house!
So many things to be thankful for on this trip, and these lovely mornings are definitely at the top of my list. Wish there was a way to transfer all those vacation theories to regular life!