My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Early to Rise: Day 7 (One step at a time!)

“Tell me in the morning about your love, because I trust you. Show me what I should do, because my prayers go up to you.” ~ Psalm 143:8 (NCV) Confession: I went to bed at 8:00 last night… and the only reason I stayed up THAT late was because I was afraid I’d be wide […]

Early to Rise: Day 6 (It’s all about the attitude!)

“But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.” ~ Psalm 88:13 The topic of today’s daily reading in the Early to Rise book is our attitude. Very timely for me. Yesterday I mentioned that waking up early isn’t as much of a challenge for me as going […]

Early to Rise: Day 5 (I enjoy a Challenge!)

“Every morning he wakes me. He teaches me to listen like a student.” ~ Isaiah 50:4b Although my goal time for the Early to Rise Challenge is 4:30, Fred (the alarm) went off at 4:03 this morning. (I use the Sleep Cycle app on my iPhone most days.) Wow. THAT felt early, even though I […]

Early to Rise: Day 4 (You are in control!)

“Lord, every morning you hear my voice. Every morning, I tell you what I need, and I wait for your answer.” ~ Psalm 5:3 Yesterday I wrote about a struggle I’ve gone through for a while, so I didn’t blog about the Early to Rise Challenge I’m doing. As it turns out, many of the […]

Early to Rise — Day 2 (I Love Fred!)


“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” ~ Psalm 90:15 As I mentioned yesterday, I am now setting my alarm for 4:30 a.m. It’s all because of Andy Traub, Crystal Paine (aka “Money Saving Mom”), and… well, it’s also because my day goes […]