I’ve been working on a new book with my sister, which I’m pretty excited about…and I’ll start to share information on that soon. In the meantime, my previous book, Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family, is a book about how to thrive on less than two incomes. Some of the questions that come up when I’m speaking somewhere on “Ditch the Joneses” are focused on teaching children how to manage money. I have listed some ideas in my blog before on this topic, and today I came upon this article and thought it had some good insights as well. Enjoy the article!
Some people are early risers, and some would rather sleep in. Regardless of the way you like to wake up, there can be blessings in your morning experience. On a day that is not as busy, a blessing I love is having a cup of tea at a slower pace. I also love mornings when I find time to do bible reading, and when I glance outside to see the beauty God has created for some time before getting to my list of items for the day.
Sometimes we do things for others to make their mornings more joyful or welcoming. Maybe we make someone coffee or tea. Maybe we surprise someone with breakfast in bed. Maybe we leave a note and at the end tell them we love them.
On one particular morning, Jesus had a surprise blessing for His disciples. What a way to wake up! Good advice and breakfast on the beach served by the Risen Lord Himself!
The story is below…may your day, whether you are reading this in the morning, afternoon, or night, be blessed as well.
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
I love the words of this song as I think of the many young people out there searching for what’s next as they contemplate their futures. I also love that this is a mother-daughter duo and they sound beautiful together…singing with family is awesome!