I have a love/hate relationship with Mondays. I like getting back to my "normal" schedule, but I also dislike my husband going back to work, the notion that things have to be done within a set time, and just the awareness that the world is back in busy mode.
Not that weekends aren't busy, too. In fact, sometimes, more tasks fill my family's weekends than through the week, but it seems more relaxed. We do the "other" stuff that we've been putting off: yard work, gardening, shopping, and laundry. But the tasks are mundane and we can do them together.
On Monday, we go our separate ways, and it sometimes seems like a long time until dinner when we rejoin at the table. I like that time of day. We can talk over our days and group our little family once again, and we can even squeeze in a little fun once in a while now that summer's long days give us more hours.
So, it's Monday. Another week. Another month. A new season. May God bring your family together at the end of this Monday and bless your dinner table tonight with laughter, smiles, and joy.
"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:14-19, The Holy Bible, NIV