...of keeping it all together

Natalie at, I AM (Not) He's God. I'm not. It works, is hosting a fun Friday post. The jist of it is kinda' like anything goes. She has titled it, "The Whatev' Weekend Post!"

Today's topic is about planning and organizing. Natalie is soliciting advice on how others get organized. Go over to her site and check out what other bloggers are advising!

Our family attempts the organizing thing by following a weekly schedule. At the top of the schedule I have Proverbs 16:2-4 as a reminder to start my day with God and ask Him to direct my day. Our family picture is my mission statement. There are some encouraging words on it about being the keeper of the home. I also have a cute poem about why God made little boys and some questions challenging me to be a good example for my daughters. "I choose to stay at home because: "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other..." Matthew 6:24 NIV, graces the yellow sheet of paper to the left.

For our children we have a chore chart. These chores are age-appropriate based upon their capability as well. Pictures were taken of them doing their duties to help aide them in learning to read the cards. The scripture listed at the to is Proverbs 10:4. The stars have their names on them so that they can place their card in the slot after completing their chore. They do not receive payment for these chores. We have explained to them that no one should receive payment for what they are expected to do, especially when it comes to taking responsibility for yourself. However, we do give them some change for the unexpected things they do.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go over to Natalie's place!


  1. What a great system you have going there Larie. I love the pictures to help them see the chore. :)

  2. i like the chart, but even better, i like the verse you chose! i need to use that with my kiddos!

    Thanks for stopping by the well today! :)

  3. Wow! This is great! You are very organized.

    How is "being still" going? :)

    I seriously wanted to comment back (sorry it has taken so long!) because it is something we ALL struggle with. I believe the enemy gets us distracted and busy.... And, he whispers lies to us when we are being still- you're wasting time, you should be doing (THIS)....making us feel guilty. Remember what Jesus told Martha, though. "Mary," sitting at the feet of Jesus, "has chosen what is better and it won't be taken from her." Martha tried to make her feel guilty about being still, but Jesus set her straight!

    So, dear Sister, I pray you continue to press in with being still, not allowing anyone to tell you that you are being unproductive!

    Blessings, dear friend!

  4. Great ideas...and I love that you incorporated a verse. I also love your new blog look!

  5. So love it! Thanks for playing with me!!


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