Your Morning and Evening Routine: Start and Finish Strong to Lay a Foundation for a Healthy Life
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day,” (Genesis 1:3-5, KJV).
God is amazingly practical. From the very beginning we see Him establishing order for what He created. That order allowed for life to happen precisely as He ordained and planned. What He created was good, but it needed appropriate boundaries to function properly. Our lives are no less the same. God created us to live within the order He established so we can be fruitful and live productive healthy lives. Sadly, our western culture can be very contrary and pressing to God’s loving design. Consequently, His order is disrupted and we subsequently suffer from the stress and chaos that follows.
Let’s carefully evaluate what we’re really doing with the bookends of our day. Morning and Evening are powerful times. They should not only serve you well — they should be times you eagerly look forward to and really enjoy. You need to be able to savor them a bit and experience them as the gifts God intended. You should enjoy waking up, and you should enjoy going to bed. Morning and evening are also some of the most glorious times of day. They bestow great wealth to us. So let’s figure out how to make them work.
As an RN my days are long, high-pressured and very tiring. I get one half hour break to shove lunch in my face. They begin at 0630 and don’t end until after 8 pm. By the time I get home I am often dehydrated and starved. I am just washed out — and I have to be ready to do it all over again the next day. In the last fifteen years of nursing I’ve learned some things about these bookends, and I’d love to share them with you.
In this post we are going to discuss some of the very practical ways you can begin to establish a healthy routine. Eliminating unnecessary stimulation and stress, and keeping things simple and slim are key. We are going to follow God’s order by developing a morning routine for Day, and an evening routine for Night. These times need to be protected and respected. Establishing a routine will help accomplish that for you. If you follow it and practice a consistent habitual pattern, you will see fruitful results that lay a foundation for a healthy life allowing you to begin and finish strong. By the end of this post, I believe you will know what you need to implement to make that happen for you.
God wants the bookends of your day to be good. He wants you to enjoy them, and He wants them to work for you. They should serve you well. Most of our living takes place between the glories of morning and evening. God is with us throughout the entire day, and He faithfully and lovingly guides each and every step we take if we acknowledge Him and take heed. We often open with a plan or schedule, and end with loose ends that need sorting and tying together. Throughout the day we can easily lose our way and become distracted. Things happen and that’s part of life. We need to know what to do with the mental and emotional accumulations that deserve proper reckoning. There are physical challenges, circumstances, and relationships. Some of those can’t be readily sorted or processed well at the time they’re encountered. Therefore, knowing how to open and close your day so you can be both prepared on the front end and sorted on the back end will help you live life in a manner that stays healthy, strong, and productive.
Mornings are truly glorious, and they should be invigorating and refreshing if you’ve slept well. The earliest rays of sun are a cool blue light to which songbirds initially respond. This earliest light is bright yet soft to the eyes, stopping melatonin production in the body. God gradually awakens us with the hues that slowly warm. That slow stimulation is precisely what the body needs. A fresh new morning watching the sun rise through the trees and listening to the birds sing is life-giving. The quiet stillness, fresh coffee, a cool breeze, and the tranquility it affords are other-worldly. Mornings as God intended truly are divine.
So let’s talk about your morning. How many of us are accustomed to the alarm going off, jumping out of bed, scrambling in the shower, barking orders at the kids, grabbing our purse or bag, and eating in the car on the way to work? Sound familiar?
Morning is the first bookend of your day.
It should empower and energize you.
Let’s think about this. If this describes your morning to any degree, is that really working for you? Are you enjoying it? Are you, at present, really beginning your day the way you want? I would safely guess your answer is no. A routine like this sounds dreadful, right? Who wants to wake up like that? Not me. I bet you don’t either. So, let’s discuss a routine you can look forward to, and one that will serve you and your family well.
Mornings require structure if they’re going to work. Sleeping in is definitely worthwhile at times and should be afforded when needed. However, I suggest being as consistent as possible in choosing a time to awaken. If the time of sunrise is possible (depending on the time of year) it’s a real treat to plan accordingly and include it in your routine. Morning is the first bookend of your day. God wants it to be good. That means you enjoy it, and it works.
Here is a breakdown of some practical ingredients for a powerful start to your day which you can accomplish within one and half hours.
#1. SUNRISE – Awaken (15-20 minutes): This is your therapy — and talk about therapeutic. God delivers on this one. Sunrises are awesome. If you want to awaken well, there’s nothing that does it like a sunrise. The sun rises in about 15 to 20 minutes on any given day. Ideally, we should allow time for ourselves to awaken, because this really is a gradual metabolic process. Put on some coffee or make some tea and make time for His glory and tranquil time in His presence. Give yourself some room here. No words needed. Just awaken. If a sunrise is not possible, I suggest giving yourself some quiet time with some fresh brew. Perhaps take a stroll. This is also a wonderful time for intimacy with your spouse. Go ahead and make some love.
#2. BREAKFAST – Refuel (15-20 minutes): This is your energy. Break the fast — and enjoy doing so. Your body deserves refueling. Physiologically, the gut is the last thing to awaken because it is made of smooth muscle. It requires stimulation. Appetites can be sluggish in the morning, which is why some are prone to skipping breakfast. But once you are fully awake, your body should be watered and fed. If your appetite is really lagging behind, I suggest jumpstarting it with a piece of fresh fruit or ripe berries. You’ll be surprised at just how hungry you really are. Regardless of what kind of breakfast you prefer, it should be as nutritious as possible. Breakfast doesn’t need to be elaborate. The nice thing about breakfast is you can make it work very simply. For those on the go I suggest a powerful granola with various nuts and seeds mixed with yoghurt and maple syrup or honey, a boiled egg, a piece of fruit or a few berries, and a beverage such as milk, kefir, or coffee. Super easy, fast, and wholesome. Front loading calories gets your metabolism revved and you’ll be much more prepared to tackle that agenda with some stamina. And if at all possible, set a time, sit down, and eat breakfast together as a family. With a little planning creating a breakfast bar or counter space is very handy. Set out some fresh bread, eggs, and fruit. Pour some milk. You’re good to go.
#3. BIBLE READING – Align (10 minutes): This is your counsel and wisdom. Disciplined bible reading is a great practice. Once you’ve got some calories and your mind is awake I suggest opening your day with a Psalm and Proverb. Because mornings can be packed, a reading plan, or a recording that gives us some ‘cud to chew’ while getting ready is ideal. We’re not after quantity, but the quality of what we’re reading or hearing. Being able to process and apply the material is the objective.
#4. GATHERING YOUR MANNA – Prepare (20 minutes): This your power. Positioning yourself in the morning with a ready heart and mind to do God’s will is the key. This establishes His Lordship, and your purpose is properly placed. He is your daily bread. Gather your manna from Him and begin planning your agenda with the Lord. Be willing to modify things. Although you may have planned ahead, adjustments may be required. This is where God can begin to reveal strategy. Targeting goals and asking the Lord for direction may completely alter your day planner! Many of the things on our agenda involve other people, and God knows what is going on in their lives. There are situations that may hinder or give way to a better time, or a perhaps another alternative. There are many factors involved which God may or may not disclose. But if He redirects you, understand that it may not only be for your good, but the good of another. Also, consider the priority of your items and what you want or need to achieve. God will only give you what you need to accomplish for one day. How many items are on your list and are they properly prioritized or timed? Are those goals realistic for you? And have you left any space for moments of rest or unexpected events that may require you to pause or help someone else? Packing a schedule so tight that it creates stress is counterproductive. There are days when that is necessary, but I don’t believe that should be a consistent lifestyle. He asks that we live only one day at a time. No worrying about tomorrow. When God is at the the helm, you should be able to accomplish His will by the end of the day. If you can’t or you’re constantly feeling overwhelmed and behind, it’s time to re-evaluate the plan and put Him in the driver’s seat again.
#5. PRAYER – Connect (15-20 minutes): This is your strategy and support. Once your schedule is established you’ll be able to pray with purpose, both individually and with your spouse and family members. Your morning prayers should be different than evening prayers. Praying for loved ones is wonderful. But the real goal of morning prayers is to directly address the day ahead. Finally, a time of family prayer, and intimate prayer with your spouse is a must for a healthy family and marriage. Make time to look into the eyes and face of each loved one. Dialogue. Cuddle a bit. Pray together. Everyone should be on the same page. Nothing adds strength like simple affection and the support of your family. This brings unity and fellowship, and a sense of trust between family members. If everyone is shuffling in disorder we miss vital opportunities to connect.
Your particular routine should fit your unique lifestyle. Walking the dog, exercise, and morning chores such as doing the dishes, packing the kids backpacks, taking out trash, and other items can make mornings a tight squeeze. So plan for them accordingly. Consider: do they deserve morning space? Are they truly worthy of that time? If not, do as much of these the night prior if possible, or schedule them during the day. These are the necessities of life that can be very mundane, and if we’re not careful, they can rob us of the joy and rest we desire if they’re misaligned.
Protect and Respect Your Morning: Some morning tips I’ll share with you…
• I don’t do any official correspondence in the morning. None. My phone is always on “Do Not Disturb” from 9 pm to 9 am, and I plan my correspondence during the day. This also respects the time of others. Unless it’s urgent, it can and should wait.
• I do not suggest watching the news or turning on the television. I only review the headlines. Keep the peace and catch the weather.
• No one wants to come home to dirty dishes, and frankly I just have not found breakfast worthy of them. Use paper plates and bowls and call it good. When you come home you’ll have a clean slate for prepping dinner, which I think is very worthy of some nice dinnerware for a relaxing meal.
• Put on some music. Music truly is the language of our soul. Make it fit.
• I shower at bedtime. But a quick morning refresher may be just what you need to wake up. Nevertheless, I do my scrubbing and exfoliating the night before and I sleep like a baby. All I need to do in the morning is dress.
• I do as many chores the night prior as possible — all before officially retiring. Whatever is left in the morning is allocated time throughout the day. I’m very, very careful about what I give morning space. I’ve found most things can wait.
• Make some time for fresh air outside — rain or shine, winter or summer. Breathe. Your body and soul really do need the elements. Take note and savor their beauty just a bit.
• I don’t prefer exercising in the morning. Instead, I find deep breathing and stretches to be just what I need.
Evenings are a time of rest. In contrast to mornings, they are warm, sundry, and relaxing. Things wind down. The activities of the day are done. Even so, many things take place in an evening like dinner, family bonding, and outings together. But the mood changes with evening. Things begin to slow, and we begin to recline, relax, and rest — or at least we should. Regardless, we all know the end goal of the evening is a restorative night’s sleep. That is really the target, so that’s what we’re going to focus on.
Sleep is essential for optimal health. With that in mind, your evening should be a time that prepares you for it properly. It’s important to understand that when we sleep our bodies engage in a complex process creating very specific restorative chemicals at the cellular level. These are powerful fighters of cancer. They reverse aging, destroy invaders, and restore pH, thus preserving and restoring health at the deepest levels. And that is just the physical side. Not to mention the restoration of your soul through dreams, REM sleep, and the deep inner re-organization of thoughts and internal processing of emotions. Your body cannot do this miraculous restorative work on such a deep level at any other time. You must be asleep for it to happen.
Sleep is miraculous.
God Himself rested. He created sleep and calls us to rest and sleep as well. He intended it to be restorative for both our bodies and souls. Yet knowing when to retire and go to bed is a problem for many. We extend ourselves far beyond our capacity. Of all we give to maintain our busy lives, sleep is the first thing we often sacrifice. This creates stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation, and a host of other maladies that follow suit.
Let’s talk about your bedtime. Are you frantically trying to finish up the business of the day, juggling chores, starved and picking up fast food, fighting the kids to go to bed, trying to plan for tomorrow, jumping in the shower, shutting off the bright lights, and anticipating sweet sleep? I’ve done that before. We all have. But I don’t sleep. And I would bet you don’t either. None of us do. That kind of ending is chaotic and unsettling.
When a bedtime routine is established properly it can be one of the most luxurious and rewarding times of the day. It can actually become something we eagerly welcome. I’m going to show you how that can happen with the right preparation. Give yourself at least an hour every night and I believe you’ll see a big difference in your life. And if you have children, you’ll need to teach them how to do this for themselves as well. The family should function cohesively and in unity. But if you have little ones, getting the kids to bed an hour or so before you retire is always a good rule of thumb.
Evening is the last bookend of your day.
It should reward and restore you.
Evenings are lovely, and bedtime should involve some luxury. This bookend of your day should be rewarding and restorative. Your bedtime routine is the latter part of your evening and should prepare you for deep sleep. A healthy sleep regimen or bedtime routine should take between 1-2 hours from the time you initially retire to when you fall asleep. Here are nine ingredients you can take to bed with you. Once you see the results of this regimen, I believe your bedtime routine will be one you eagerly anticipate and thoroughly enjoy.
#1. SOMNOLENCE – Relax: This is your cue. Sunsets are equally as glorious as sunrises, but God created them very differently. Just as the sunrise emits blue cool rays to awaken us, sunsets emit rays of light that are red and warm which create somnolence. These rays signal the retina within your eyes to begin melatonin production which causes you to drowse. And if you pay close attention, you’ll hear the birds singing again when the sun’s rays become warm. They become very active rounding the troops and tucking themselves into their nests. One of the first physical responses to melatonin production is the relaxation of skeletal muscle. Therefore, when things darken your body responds accordingly: we suddenly want to recline, relax, and slow down. Energies wane. Recognizing this cue from your body is very important. When do you naturally begin to settle? When do you begin to get sleepy? Take note of your natural circadian rhythm and begin to prepare. If you’re a night owl and know you need an earlier bedtime, you can train your body. Establish your bedtime routine accordingly. Ideally, begin about an hour before you begin to drift or nod. By the time you’ve climbed into bed, you’ll finally be ready for restorative sleep.
#2. RETIRING – Bedtime: Again, just as with morning, set a consistent bedtime. Bedtime begins once you retire — not when you fall asleep. Give yourself some time and space that is committed to winding down. There are no pressing obligations here. Recline and relax. The practice of retiring brings closure. It ties loose ends and affords you some necessary leisure before bed. Ideally, I prefer to retire by 8:30 pm and be asleep by 10 or 10:30.
The ideal place to retire is your bedroom. Your bedroom should be the sanctuary of sleep and restoration. It should readily embrace you for those activities surrounding bedtime. Your bed should hug you and your room should cater to nighttime activities. When you retire, it means you’re done for the day. Tasks are completed. And even if they’re not — you’re closing shop. Measuring yourself, calculating your energies, and knowing when to finish are all very important. I, for one, am someone who finds it hard to stop once I’m involved in a task or project. I just keep going, even when I shouldn’t, regardless of how tired I am. I beg you: don’t be like me. Stop. However, if you are like me, you will need an actual bedtime. Being able to measure ourselves is part of maturing. Setting realistic goals and timeframes are healthy. Begin to portion tasks and projects to prioritize restorative sleep. Making sleep a priority in life is one that will pay you back in ways you cannot calculate. The payback is extraordinary.
#3. AMBIANCE – Night Lighting: God can teach us a lot about lighting. Our bodies and souls respond to light in some really amazing and remarkable ways. So, lighting is very important. If you haven’t thought much about it, I challenge you to consider it.
I love to watch the sunset if I can and they make for a great evening. Unfortunately, sunsets rarely coincide with bedtime. Therefore, the lighting in your home is important. It should mimic the red wavelengths of the sun’s rays that are so warm and soothing. Once the sun is down, lights should go down as well, regardless of the time of year. Ideally, light should be soft and warm. Incandescent lighting readily affords this. LED or fluorescent lights that are bright white or cool are not going to induce melatonin production. They will stop it. So if you use LED lights, be sure to buy the ones that are warm. Nocturnal lighting in your home should create an ambiance conducive to sleep. The best bedside lamps are those with dimmers, a nightlight option, or a three-way bulb. Light a candle. Burn a warmer. Other ambient lighting throughout the house is also important for nighttime, and there are endless creative ways to make that happen.
On that note, I am a firm believer that the house should never be completely dark. In each room I have various lights that are specific to nighttime. Each one has its own unique lighting. If I’m ever up and around, these lights give a soft candle-light glow that is ethereal and easy on the eyes. I can readily find my way around and perform simple tasks without flipping switches. My house is never dark. If you don’t have a lamp offering those options, an easy solution would be a different shade and bulb. Installing dimmer switches is very inexpensive as well. Ambient lighting is some of the most beautiful and enjoyable. And it’s fun. God has taught us well. He created ambient lighting for us throughout creation. Even in the darkest places, there is still light. The creatures at the bottom of the sea literally glow. In fact, they are some of the most radiant and beautiful of any! He set the moon and stars for lights in the sky, which are glorious in their own right. So, let’s consider some changes in our home as well that can perform shift work with day and night hours. Living in a dark house and suddenly flipping a switch in the middle of the night with a glaring 100 watt bulb is not fun. In my opinion, it’s just evil. Even a 40 watt is glaring. I think God would concur. He knows how to do it right, hence the ease of sunrise and sunset which are are soft and gradual.
#4. CLEANSE – Hygiene: A hot shower or bath is very deserving, and definitely needed. Get the dirt off. This will aid in relaxation by dilating blood vessels and soothing muscle. Light the candles. Do some simple stretches. Rub down with some oil or lotion. Getting your body ready for bed should be super sweet. And truly, it should be sympathetic to your cellular needs. Getting the muscles relaxed and long, the skin supple and moist, and putting on some clean jammies allows for the best sleep possible. When morning comes you’ll be fresh. Just slip on your clothes.
#5. PRAYER AND JOURNALING – Resolution and Closure: This is where your soul comes in and things are sorted out. Honestly, this is huge. This is by far the most important part of your bedtime regimen. Although this is number five, please get this one done. Your prayer routine with God should bring resolution and closure to the events of the day in a way that brings comfort, peace, and healing. It doesn’t mean everything will be settled, but it will at least be addressed and somewhat sorted.
As we go through each day we accumulate what I refer to as “daily grime” and “emotional debris”. This goes far beyond physical dirt. It’s the emotional, mental, and spiritual garbage we take to bed with us. Here is God’s word to you: You don’t have to sleep with it. Take out the trash. Yet for many of us, this is indeed what we take to bed with us. It’s never processed properly. We really do sleep with it. But that is not God’s will. He invites us to come and be freed of all that would entangle us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Recounting events, conversations, actions, thoughts, decisions, and accomplishments is something that allows Him to cleanse us, restore us, forgive us, and set us free and at peace. He walks us through it all. Surrendering those things to the Lord are key. But we all know there are things we encounter that rub us wrong, grieve and offend us, and especially sadden us. We are misunderstood, taken for granted, judged, or trespassed in a way that leaves us abused, and if we’re not careful, even scarred. These are things we absolutely cannot take to bed with us. Refuse to sleep with them. They must be reckoned with properly and surrendered to the Lord.
There needs to be closure afforded for these things in a manner that is productive, and that happens best in the sanctuary of your bedroom. Resolution and closure are always the goal at the end of each day. By the time you lay your head down and your day is done, you should be at ease and at peace. There should be a real and deep-seated peace and wholeness in Him that allows for sweet sleep, even if things are not settled quite yet. When we practice prayer with resolution in mind, we are able to more easily move forward in life. Baggage lessens considerably. And you’ll begin to realize the heaviness has lifted from you.
#6. BIBLE READING – Alignment: This is when disciplined Bible reading comes full circle. Spending fifteen to thirty minutes in the Word of God having quality reading time allows for us to receive ministry from the Lord. I suggest a chapter from the Old and New testament. I would not endeavor to study. Keeping the reading consistent is the goal. You should not be expending spiritual energy, but receiving it from the LORD.
#7. WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT – Escape: Don’t crucify me for this one, because we all need it. At the end of the day, especially when it’s been rough, we need to afford ourselves a little bit of escape. We need to check out for a bit. This is actually very healthy. We need to briefly disconnect from reality and emotionally rest and reset. We need to redirect our thoughts toward things that are pleasant, wholesome, healthy, romantic, and even funny. How we go about doing this is the key. Before there was TV it was customary for families to gather around the hearth and tell stories and recite orations. Books were a luxury, and literacy was a gift. So, if they had the means and were literate, they would read to one another, sometimes for an hour or more. In contrast today, we have a plethora of options. So, I suggest pleasure reading, and even wholesome entertainment. One of my personal favorites is to watch HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” with Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you choose to watch something, just measure it accordingly. A two-hour movie is not always necessary, but a thirty-minute program can be really good for your soul. Leisure reading is also soothing. Enjoying a good book or novel is a wonderful way to close the day and harness your wandering thoughts.
#8. NOCTURNAL BEVERAGES – Soothe: It is true that your tummy will soothe and sleep better when it’s warm and full. Nocturnal beverages do the trick. Pick your fancy. No calories needed. But a few hallmark favorites are chamomile tea, lavender tea, or warm milk and honey. One of my personal faves: brew your tea of choice and add a generous amount of milk with just a touch of raw honey. You will sleep like a baby. Try it.
#9. LOVE AND INTIMACY – Nourish: I believe some of the greatest ministry you’ll ever do unto the Lord is in bed with your spouse. Closing the day with your spouse in a manner that brings mutual gratification is healing for us and glorifying to God. It is restorative at every level. We are comforted, nourished, filled, and yes — healed. Intimacy with our spouse is one of the greatest gifts God has given, and we are meant to savor and enjoy it.
Make your spouse a priority. They should be at the top of your list. I believe bedtime should be mutually agreed upon. But if one should choose to retire earlier, the other should follow suit, and do so out of respect. This will require sacrifice. So be ready and willing. There are many ways you can minister to each other. Praying and reading together are wonderful. Sharing moments of the day are indeed very necessary. But making love, caressing, kissing, massage, cuddling, and whispering sweet nothings are the very best night caps. Intimacy is especially nourishing to our bodies and souls, and should be a top priority. Don’t neglect these amazing gifts from God. Savor them! I’ve listed them last for the sake of their sanctity. But make no mistake: God ministers to us through intimacy with our spouse.
Protect and respect your evening: Some evening tips I’ll share with you…
As an RN my work day is packed with high-stress, high-stimulation, critical needs, and urgent demands — many of which are outside my control. I’ve learned how to set boundaries that truly protect and preserve my time and my peace of mind. In view of the following list you should know that I’m a true homebody. I do all I can to make evenings fun, enjoyable, stress-free, and relaxing. I’m very measured with obligations.
• I humbly suggest doing all you can to keep and preserve the peace in your home — whatever that means for you. As an RN I get to listen to every imaginable bell, whistle, beep, alarm, and ring that ever existed. It’s incessant. So, for me, my home is very quiet, soothing, natural, and peace-loving. I avoid unnecessary stimulation at all costs.
• Carefully measure your TV entertainment. Reconsider the TV altogether if you’re overly dependent upon it. Personally, I do not own a TV. I simply stream on demand. For me, background noise and stimulation simply are not welcome.
• Create ambiance in your home. Be creative. My lighting is always warm and I keep it rather dim most of the time.
• I love music and I come from a musical family. But my tastes are very traditional. Quiet classical music or soft jazz from the 40’s era does wonders.
• Relax on purpose. A glass of wine or cup of tea and a good book are some of the best company ever, especially by sunset. Begin to build your library.
• Make dinner an event. This is part of loving yourself and your family well. One of my favorite pastimes is cooking and baking. But this luxury does not happen in the same manner when I’m working. It gets a shortcut. I go for simple nutritious meals that are quick. I will bake chicken or grill a steak and steam some veggies and potatoes. I fully dress and set the table, put on music, light the candles, and whenever possible share it with friends. NO paper plates here.
• Be aware of the time. Plan for chores, but measure them carefully. Don’t crunch or stress. Keeping things simple is key. I allow an hour before I retire for routine chores because I like to have my day under wraps by 7:30. I dovetail and multitask whenever possible. Things should be pretty well done by then. If they’re not, they are forwarded. No excuses. No apologies.
• I keep evenings as low key and close to home as possible. I’m not one to go out, but if I do I prefer outings be short, sweet, and tranquil. I do not plan hard appointments or obligations at night unless it’s truly necessary. And I do not run errands. An evening or nighttime errand would have to be urgent.
• Slim down your evening obligations and make your family a priority. Keep to your bedtime. I am officially retired by 9 pm. The house is locked. The phone is set to silent. I’m done.
I hope this post has encouraged you and given you some ideas on how you can begin developing and implementing a regimen of your own for successful morning and evenings. Don’t be afraid if something doesn’t work. Modify it. Everyone has a very different life and lifestyle. We need to respect our needs and make room for them. Regardless, be willing to create a morning and evening regimen that will give you a strong start and finish for your day on a consistent basis so you can live a healthy productive life in the Lord.
A good foundation is what makes for a truly good day.
Cheers & Shalom,
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