Quiet times for busy moms are hard to come by. This post has simple ideas to refresh and encourage your heart!
There’s nothing wrong with having your “quiet time” in the afternoon or before bed. The key is to do what works for you in this season.
Quiet Times for Busy Moms
In this post, I’m going to share some of the creative ideas that worked for me when all of my children were little.
What matters is that you make nurturing your heart and soul a priority. Your whole family will benefit when you do!
It Doesn’t Have to Be in the Morning
So often, mothers of young children aren’t able to get enough sleep. Many times we’re up in the middle of the night with a sick child or a nursing baby.
In times like these, I think the next best thing is to have a quiet time in the afternoon, when the little ones are down for a nap.
There have been times when I needed a nap myself, so I took my Bible to bed with me and at least read a few verses or a chapter before resting.
Include Your Children
That way, you’re getting in some Bible reading and the kids are benefiting as well!
Sometimes, when I wasn’t able to carve out time to read, I would listen to the Bible on CD while I was resting or washing dishes.
I remember many years ago reading an article in Above Rubies about Bible reading for mothers with little ones. Nancy suggested leaving Bibles open all over the place.
For instance, leave one in the bathroom so you can grab a few verses of encouragement while you’re in there. Leave a Bible propped open by the kitchen sink (mine would get soaked by little dish washers if I did this!).
Create a Quiet Time Basket
Create a basket of devotional tools by your nursing chair, so you can grab your Bible or an edifying book while you nurse your baby.
Or, you could print off a verse or passage of Scripture and tape it to the wall by your rocking chair (you could even have a picture frame with a verse in it, and you could change the verse every so often).
There have been times when I printed out a chapter or passage of Scripture and tacked it to the cabinets at the kitchen sink so I could memorize and meditate on it while I worked.
I’ve also taped a Bible chapter to the bathroom wall by the sink, so I could read it while I was getting dressed or brushing my teeth in the morning. I would also be able to glance at it every time I happened to be in there.
Favorite Encouraging Resources
Here are a few of my favorite resources for my daily quiet time:
Bible Verse Cards
You can write your own verses on 3 x 5 cards, or you can print a set of cards below.
Free Printable Bible Verse Cards
I have a set of free printable Bible verse cards for moms available here.
They’re in the King James version because it’s in the public domain.
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