SUNDAY MORNING MADNESS

Have you noticed that Sunday mornings are one of the most pressure packed mornings of the week? Why is getting the entire family ready for church services so tough? We get our families around fine for school, but Sunday mornings are almost pure madness. People running everywhere, everyone fighting for bathroom time, everyone running behind and everyone trying to find the right clothes.

I laugh as I think about how it’s only during this Sunday morning madness, that you will find your hands around the throats of those you love, and you’ll be screaming, “HURRY UP, WE’VE GOT TO GO TO CHURCH TO LEARN ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD.” (smile)

Surely the Morgan family isn’t the only one that struggles with Sunday morning madness! Are your Sunday mornings anything like this?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Gallagher says:

    Trey,

    Give a look at the comedian Ken Davis discussing going to church with his family in the car. It is excellent.

    Hope you got your fiber this morning!

  2. Scott says:

    Yeah I was just thinking this very thing this past Sunday. We didn’t quite get to the point of choking, but it’s always a bit stressful.

  3. nick gill says:

    How this tradition does frustrate us!

    One of my teachers said that he thinks “worship service” is somewhat of an oxymoron. He says very little actual worship (liturgeia, Acts 13:2) happens, precisely because so little service to our brothers and sisters happens during that time.

    I haven’t gotten to experience the unique way that this tradition frustrates parents, since I’m not one yet. May the Lord bless us.

    in HIS love,
    nick

  4. DJG says:

    It was once…when my kids were at home, now it is a very peaceful day for me…

    I am sure that helps!!

  5. Brandon says:

    This is yet another reason why we shouldn’t start church so early in the morning. Why Christians only get one day a week for slow mornings is beyond me. Move services to lunch time. Start with a potluck, end with the assembly time.

    Sounds great to me.

  6. Stoogelover says:

    The first Sunday I ever saw the Long Beach church was the Sunday of my “try out” during their search process. The man teaching the class that morning was dealing with our testimony to the world. He said, “My neighbors all know that we are Christians because every Sunday morning I’m standing out by the car screaming to the rest of them to hurry up so we won’t be late for church.” He is my best friend and now one of the elders. I think his testimony has calmed down a bit since then, but he is one high strung and extremely funny guy!

  7. Larissa says:

    That has always been our struggle…and it also seems that out of any day of the week, that’s the day the kids don’t want to nap. I’ve always thought that Sundays were hard on families. One of the greatest days, but yet one of the most stressful!

  8. mqmaynard says:

    I love your idea Brandon, wasn’t this how 1st century Christians did it? If you instigate I will follow ;)! God bless us despite our struggles, we truely are hopelessly flawed but loved nontheless. Grace to all!
    His,
    Maria

  9. Anonymous says:

    And I thought our family was the only one! Our 3 year old walked out of our bedroom after getting her hair bow properly placed yelling at her older brothers and sisters, “go get in the dang (word changed) car kids”. I remember asking my husband is that how we sound? And his response was, “its a good thing we’re headed to church” with a big smile on his face.

  10. Liss and MOMMY says:

    We had one of those Sundays a couple of weeks ago. We had friends coming to visit so I wanted to be on time. Couldn’t find the boys any where! They were in the alley looking for frogs…

  11. cwinwc says:

    Pretty laid back in our household on Sundays other than me asking wife if this matches.

  12. That Girl says:

    I usually do pretty good but last week Mr. Riley told me that he had the Bibles and was going to start the car. It’s not cold enough to have to warm up the car so I assume that was his newlywed way of saying, “Get it in gear!”

  13. Brie says:

    Kyle is easy- he always sets his stuff out the night before. It’s getting Noah’s bag packed, the puppy loaded (a rolling suitcase shaped like a puppy that I pack full of things that I PRAY will keep him interested enough to stay quiet for five minutes of sermon, just five minutes), a bottle of milk, no a bottle of juice, oh, and cheese momma? Peeeeease?

    And at some point in there I have to get ready.

    Thank you, Elmo. Seriously.

    And then there’s the last minute diaper change that I SWEAR Noah plans in advance to require just as we’re about to walk out the door. You know, right before he gives you that adorable smile and says matter-of-factly, “Wet, momma.”

    We never have crazy Sundays. I don’t know what you’re talking about, Trey.

  14. leslie says:

    it is worse for us (only one child and she’s 8) when we feel we are actually running a bit early (and we already have to be at the building early). we take it easy, smile at each other, and then look at the clock–and then hurry like mad (trying not to raise our voices at each other) and then the road rage soon follows—we hit every red light when we’re late…

  15. Anonymous says:

    Wow! I am so glad that I don’t feel alone in this anymore! I think the reason most families find it so distressing is that our subconscious tells us, “This is Sunday morning…you can sleep late…it’s your only day to sleep in…” So, guess what? Every member of the family’s internal clock is set to “sleep in” mode and then we all wake up late, start rushing around, and it just continues to spiral out of control from there. This versus the weekdays when we know we must absolutely, positively get ourselves and our kids to school on time or we’ll have to go to the principal’s or the BOSS’s office. Ouch!

  16. Daddy Dan says:

    Every Sunday.

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