I snuck a picture of Madison having quiet time the other day. Quiet time is when Madison sits at her little table and looks at books or plays with a toy while I spend a short time in the Word (about 20-30 minutes). I love having this time in the morning to focus my heart and teach Maddie the discipline of sitting still and being quiet (not a natural tendency of hers :) Some mornings she likes to get her children's Bible and look through the stories she knows while I'm reading my Bible. She'll often ask for a cup of tea in her Starbucks mug, too! I've been studying Colossians with the Every Woman's Grace at our church. I'm learning so much from this familiar book. There are a couple on-line resources that I've enjoyed using as I do my personal study- Blue Letter Bible and Bible Gateway. It's helpful to see the verses in different versions and be able to cross reference easily. Blue Letter Bible even lets you look at the meaning of the words in the Greek. I can get kinda carried away studying! Colossians is all about Christ- having a mind, ministry, and life that is focused on Him. In Him are "hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge". He is the reason we are saved from eternal separation from Him and have an eternal weight of glory. We have been raised with Him! I am so thankful for all that God is teaching me! If you aren't in the Word faithfully, I encourage you to do so. It is where true peace, hope, joy, and life is found. On our church's website you can download the homework we're studying and listen to the messages we're being taught each week.