Monday, 21 February 2011

Proverbs 31 Woman

Week 2:  Proverbs 31:13-15  Do you plan and prepare for the day?  Do you start the day with a quiet time with the Lord?  Are you ready to meet the challenges of the day?  Write a post about how you set aside time to plan and prepare for yourself and your family everyday

Planning is a sore point - I never seem to have as much time to plan as I want :)
Seriously though I start for the day on the evening before - prior to bed I always make sure that the kitchen is tidy and organised, milk is defrosted, workboxes full, dishwasher loaded, washing machine on and floors clear (nothing is more annoying than rushing to a crying child in the dark and cutting your foot on a toy).
I usually fit my scripture study/prayers in just before I sleep. If I occasionally feel too tried I just remember that on the nights I miss my scriptures the next day is ALWAYS bad - naughty kids, stressed mum, lack of work completed etc.
Mornings are interesting as I am blessed with early risers (I am sure its a blessing) I have tried for the last week getting up before them but as soon as they heard me they got up to join me - I now have even earlier risers!
I do make sure I take 10 mins for prayer/reflection in the morning (usually when the kids are in the bath) and that sets me up nicely for the day.


Lynda said...

Hi Zelda. Wonderful post on what works for you. The toys in the middle of the floor would get me too.

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Julie said...

Ah yes! I completely agree with you. If I don't take time for prayer and scriptures, my day is completely shot. I love that you've found a way around the awake children to fit in what's most important to YOU. I wish I did that more.

I also wish I was better at doing a quick clean up before going to bed. That's where my plan usually falls apart. I'm so tired come evening that I just do it in the morning when I have energy again. I'm going to follow your example, though and start all of that earlier (or maybe I'll delegate parts of it). Thank you for sharing your way of doing things.

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