Usually we hear people refer to this as the time they spend on their Bible reading, in prayer and generally in time alone with God. While I love this also, it has come to mean even more around our house lately.
Several of you have inquired about what it is like having three and one thing I've learned quickly is to guard nap time! Using this time to answer the phone or entertain visitors just wasn't working for me. So, this idea was born.
I recorded a message on our answering machine stating that if the call was between noon and 3pm, we were having Quiet Time and would return their call as soon as possible.
I made this sign for the front door (sorry for the glare - you can click to enlarge and read what it says):
Another thing it means is that Emily has some quiet time before she goes down for her nap. Rachel goes down right after lunch as it wasn't working for them to go down at the same time. It became party time!
I have been trying to set the timer for 10 minutes and have Emily spend that time alone looking at books quietly. After the timer goes off, I sit down with her and read two books and we review her Bible verses. We've not done this consistently yet - but have successfully done it the past two days.
Ahh - Quiet Time is definitely working for our home!