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Wisdom – Mom Tips

by Deb Weakly

“The wise woman builds her house.” Proverbs 14:1a

 

The Mommy Tips are meant to enhance your life and role as a Christian wife, mom, discipler of your children, homemaker and friend.

Take two weeks to work through this list. Please remember, just do what you can. Put the list on your refrigerator, and check them off as you do them. :)

You can also do more than what is suggested. You do you!  We all are in different stages of our lives.

We understand that some of you may only have time for one Mommy Tip in the two week period, and some of you may be able to do more.

Simply pray about which Mommy Tips to do and do only those. Do what you can and celebrate the fact that you added something new to enhance your life! :)

 

When my children were little, I had an older godly woman encourage me to fill out a weekly plan sheet. She would say, “plan your work, and work your plan.” She also would tell me to pray before I decided what to put in my weeks schedule, and to make sure my quiet time with God was first. I also wrote on Sunday’s time for worship at our church.

Next, I would always schedule some time in the week for time with my husband- maybe a night out, or I would simply schedule a night to watch a movie together, or a coffee time on the weekends. (I also would like to make a somewhat personal confession… when my children were little and busy, I would schedule time in my week for my husband and I to be intimate. I know that may sound like a terrible idea for some, but it helped us to make time for each other. I made sure to get the kids to bed earlier, and focused my heart on being with my husband. If you hate this idea, don’t do it:) Remember- You do you!)

Then, I would plan time each week to spend one-on-one with my children. I also tried to set aside time to be intentional about teaching my children about God through Bible readings, books, books on tape etc.. On Sundays, I would make a big breakfast and my husband would read the Bible, and sometimes discuss a great devotional passage he read that week.  I would frequently be my husbands “helper” and find great devotional books for him to read to the children.  This really helped my husband because I had more time and was more familiar with  the types of materials that would help him to disciple the kids.

Do what works for your family. In some families,  Dad reads the Bible at dinner, in other families, the mom does all of the discipleship. Remember, You do you!

Last, I put everything else- dinner menu, bedtime readings, friends coming over, meetings, etc.

 

1. Print out the weekly plan sheet. Pray for the Lord’s wisdom as you plan your week. Done:______

2. Put a load of laundry in first thing in the morning 2 days each week. (Or you can do more)

Week One- Day 1______ Day 2______   Week 2- Day 1______ Day 2______

3. Know what’s for dinner by 9 am 2 days each week. (Or you can do more)

Week One- Day 1______ Day 2______  Week 2- Day 1______ Day 2______

4. Spend 15 minutes one day each week organizing something. (Or you can do more)

Week One______     Week Two______

5. Keep working on your prayer binder for 2 days each week, but keep it short, only 15 minutes.

Week One- Day 1______ Day 2______   Week 2- Day One______ Day Two______

6. Record James 1:5-8 on your voice recording app.. Listen to this as much as you can for the next two weeks- in your car, while cooking, cleaning, etc.

Let your children take turns recording the verses on your phone. If you have lots of children, pick one or two children per week to record the verse.

Keep it simple!      Done:______

7. Ask God to show you your children’s hearts so you can best understand them.  Sometimes all we can see is their behavior, God sees the heart and the root of the behavior. That’s what we need to see too!  Done:______

8. Write “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27 on three sticky notes, and put one at your kitchen sink, one on your bathroom mirror, and one in your car. Pray several times for the next two weeks and ask God to help you to “watch over the affairs of your household” and not be idle.

9. On Saturday, take a moment and plan out your menus for next week and your shopping list. Get your shopping done and chop all of your vegetables for the week ahead of time. List your meals here:

Monday         _________________________________________________________________

Tuesday        _________________________________________________________________

Wednesday  _________________________________________________________________

Thursday      _________________________________________________________________

Friday           _________________________________________________________________