Working Willingly: Monday 5/9


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This is my first WW post for May and I’m still so amazed at how fast this year is going by. If you follow this series, you’ll notice that I haven’t posted it the past two Mondays — life has just been to busy.

With out vacation in DC, and then Easter Sunday and celebrating Mother’s day just yesterday…I’ve had to clear some things from my plate.

How’s 2011 shaping up for you?

As for me, things are going really great on the home front. We will finish up our home school lesson in just TWO WEEKS. It still amazes me every year that God gives me the patience to educate my children. It’s not easy teaching four children, multiple grades in addition to everything else I do…so I know that it has been God’s grace. He shows me exactly how to divide my time between being a wife, mom, educator, homemaker, blogger and more.

I’m equally as excited about what God is doing with this blog. He has drawn so many of you to and I hope that you are finding inspiration, encouragement and a passion to be the best woman, wives and moms you can be.

This week I have a few things planned that I think your gonna like. On Monday, I’ll be sharing some tips for talking to husbands about money…because sometimes it’s not easy. Money conversation can turn ugly real quick and I will show you how I prevent that from happening.

On Wednesday I have a special article for all my reader who blog. I will discuss how I break down my blog time. You will see exactly how I manage my online time behind the scenes and how I am able to accomplish so much.

And of course, there will be plenty of money saving deals and freebies for you all week long. If you are interested in reading about a specific topic, send me your questions and topic ideas using my ‘contact me’ form. If you have a post idea you feel would be of interest to APW readers, you can send it to me using my ‘contact me’ form as well.

1.) FAITH:

  • Bible Reading: Still reading through the book of Psalms. I share a verse on our Facebook page every morning around 6 a.m. I encourage you to comae share your favorite for the day. Even if you don’t see mine, just leave a comment with your favorite verse of passage on our Facebook wall.
  • Prayer: Monday – Sunday
  1. – Prayer with and for my husband
  2. – Prayer with and for my children
  3. – Intercessory prayer for my family and others
  4. – Prayer request from church

This Weeks Memory Verse

Psalm 50:14-15, 23

Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me; and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

2.) MUST DO” List:

  • Ask God to direct week so that I use my time, energy, money and any other resources to glorify Him.
  • Get my daughters SAT paper work in order.
  • Laundry: washing, drying, folding, tailoring, ironing & putting away.
  • Choose clothes for church & iron them
  • Water the lawn (daily).
  • Allergy shot this week.

3.) Taking Care of My Home:

Complete daily and weekly chores listed below with my children.

Monday – Sweep bathrooms (younger 2 children), Mop bathrooms (older 2 children), Sweep foyer (youngest son), Sweep & Mop laundry room (oldest & youngest sons), Sweep Kitchen (youngest son), Mop kitchen (Oldest & youngest daughters) Clean master bath toilet (youngest son) & sink (youngest daughter)

Tuesday – Bring trash and recycle bin to front of the house for pick-up (oldest son), Clean guest bathroom toilet (youngest son & daughter), Clean toilet in kids bathroom (oldest & youngest 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)

Wednesday – Bring all trash receptacles to the back of the house, Vacuum all carpets in the house, Iron clothes for Church (Mom & two middle children), Complete one quarterly task (organize 3 drawers), Put meat in refrigerator to defrost for tomorrows dinner (Mom)

Thursday – Sweep all (5) floors, dust, wipe disinfect one room (school room), Gather coupons for shopping (oldest daughter), Put meat in refrigerator to defrost for tomorrows dinner (Mom)

Friday – Clean all tubs and showers (Older two children & I wash the tubs. Two younger children wipe walls & knobs), Clean toilet and sink guest bathroom (Mom), Complete one quarterly task (Dust fan blades). Wash all bed sheets, air out mattresses and remake beds (everyone)

Saturday – (No housework) Grocery shopping. Take out meat for Sunday (Mom), Calculate weekly tithe (Mom or Dad),

Sunday- (No housework) SABBATH

4.) Training My Children:

Devotional & Personal Bible Reading~My 7 & 9 year olds will continue reading  “The One Year Devotions“. My 10 year old will continue reading Proverbs this week. My 17 year old will continue Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit Of The Spirit by Beth Moore.

Character Training: Learning the importance of prayer time.

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