He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Wisdom For The Busy Mom

I normally, try not to double post something from my other blogs...BUT this was too good not to post here!!
love you busy moms!!

On Keeping House

If you didn’t have any children, your house would stay cleaner. But there’s so much more to life than a clean house—like the amazing blessing of family.
Proverbs 14:4, paraphrased

"Just accept the fact that as long as you have children at home, your house is going to get messy. As soon as you get all the dishes washed, somebody’s going to dirty another one. Caught up on all the laundry? Not for long. But what’s really important—having everything in its place or spending time with your family? Every day you make a choice between the two. I’m not saying you shouldn't’t strive to have a neat house. Just don’t sacrifice these short years when your children are at home for the lesser good of accomplishing everything on your to-do list. Some days, let the dishes stack up and pull out a board game. Or forget vacuuming and go to the park instead. You may have to come home to a dirty house, but it’s much better than coming home to an empty one.

God, help me to get my priorities straight. Show me what's really important in this life. I do want to provide a clean and orderly home for my family; so show me how I can do that while also enjoying my home and family. Strengthen me to teach my children self-discipline so they can pitch in and help.

Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

Proverbs 14:4

Taken from The Busy Moms Guide to Wisdom by Lisa Whelchel