Working Willingly

What is “Working Willingly”?
“Working Willingly” is a weekly post published every Monday that will help keep me accountable in completing my daily tasks. It will work as a catalyst in helping me remain organized and focused. I will create a weekly list of tasks that I should be focusing on. By seeing this list on my blog daily I will be reminded of my weekly priorities.

I will plan out my week every weekend, using the subtopics below, and post it on Monday mornings. By doing this I am hoping to continue my growth in becoming a better steward of my time and energy.

~Bible Study
~Must Do
~Taking Care of my Home
~Training my Children
~Menu Plan Monday

These posts are perfect because they can easily be printed and stored in my Home Making Binder or somewhere easily accessible like my refrigerator door.

I am hoping that I can inspire myself and you to work willing according to Proverbs 31:13.

1.) Bible Study:

This Weeks Memory Verse

I Corinthians 9:26-27
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means when I have preached to others I myself should be a cast away.

2.) “MUST DO” List:

  • Choose a library day for this week
  • CVS & Farmers Market (Monday morning)
  • Laundry: washing, drying, folding, ironing, putting away.
  • Ask God to direct week so that I use my time, energy, money and any other resources to glorify Him
  • Make shopping list (include 8DS birthday menu)
  • Call in insurance information for 15DD hospital bill
  • File coupons
  • Work with oldest son practicing cooking and ironing this week
  • No allergy shot this week
  • Read “The Excellent Wife”, “Israel My Beloved” and “Marriage & Family”
  • Workout Monday-Friday
  • Hair appointment 9am on Saturday

3.) Taking Care of My Home:

Complete daily and weekly chores listed below.

  • Monday – Sweep bathrooms (younger 2 children), Mop bathrooms (older 2 children), Sweep foyer (youngest son), Sweep & Mop laundry room (Mom), Sweep Kitchen (Oldest son), Mop kitchen (Oldest daughter) Clean master bath toilet (youngest son) & sink (youngest daughter), Prep Coffee Maker before bed (no quarterly chore today)
  • Tuesday – Bring trash and recycle bin to front of the house for pick-up (oldest daughter & youngest son), Clean guest bathroom (Mom), Clean toilet in kids bathroom (oldest son), Clean sink and counter in kids bathroom (youngest daughter), Clean doorknob, light switch plate, front and back of bathroom door (youngest son), Clean mirror (oldest daughter), Make shopping list & print coupons (Mom), Put meat in refrigerator to defrost for tomorrows dinner (Mom), Prep Coffee Maker before bed (Mom) (no quarterly chore today)
  • Wednesday – Bring all trash receptacles to the back of the house, Vacuum house (BROKEN-postponed until we purchase a new one), Iron clothes for Church (Mom & oldest daughter), Complete one quarterly task (organize 3 drawers), Put meat in refrigerator to defrost for tomorrows dinner (Mom), Prep Coffee Maker before bed (Mom)
  • Thursday – Sweep all (5) floors, dust, wipe disinfect one room (), Gather coupons for shopping (oldest daughter), Put meat in refrigerator to defrost for tomorrows dinner (Mom), Prep Coffee Maker before bed (Mom)
  • Friday – Clean all tubs and showers (Mom & 2 oldest children), Clean toilet and sink guest bathroom (Mom), Complete one quarterly task (). Wash all bed sheets, air out mattresses and remake beds (everyone) Take down shower curtains (Mom and oldest daughter), Wash shower curtains (Mom), Rehang shower curtains (Mom & oldest daughter)
  • Saturday – (No housework) Take out meat for Sunday (Mom), Calculate weekly tithe (Mom), Prep Coffee Maker before bed (Mom)
  • Sunday- (No housework) SABBATH

4.) Training My Children:

  • Family Devotional~Continue reading I Corinthians
  • Personal Bible Reading~ Psalms & Proverbs reading plan
  • Family Conflict Resolution

5.) Menu Plan Monday


B~Flap Jacks and Syrup w/ choice of Cranberry Juice, Prune Juice, Ice Water, Coffee or Tea

L~Baked Potatoes

D~Cheesy Chicken Pasta w/ Spinach on the stove or crock pot version


B~Cereal w/ Iced Water


D~Roasted Chicken, steamed rice, gravy and sweet corn


B~Cranberry Vanilla Yogurt & Granola, Iced Water


D~Spaghetti, breadsticks and greenbeans


B~Cheesy Crock Pot Grits w/ Blueberry Cranberry Juice, coffee, tea, iced water


D~Spicy Chicken with French Fries


B~ Xtra Large Biscuits with creamy butter, tea, coffee, iced water or milk




  1. Love Abounds At Home says

    I was just thinking the other day that I needed to get back on schedule. I lost a schedule I had before the move. My new place is smaller and I would have needed to adjust it anyways. This gives me some place to start. Thanks for the post.
    Love your blog 🙂


  2. Margery says

    We do not do chores or work on Sunday, either. It's so nice to have the Sabbath as a day of rest. I don't even require my kids to make their beds!


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