This is a blog challenge from A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks. In this week’s challenge we are to write down five goals I would like to improve on as a Proverbs 31 Wife and five goals I would like to obtain in your home (organization).
Here’s Proverbs 31 as a reference:
The Wife of Noble Character
10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
So here are my five goals as a Proverbs 31 wife:
1. I will give my husband more encouragement.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m get irritated with him too quickly.
2. I will get up earlier.
I would get more done if I got up before it was time for school.
3. I will be more frugal.
We are in a savings mode, but I will try to pull the belt in tighter.
4. I will work harder to bring in more money for the family.
I have a small graphic design and photography business that I need to work at more.
5. I will do more for people in need.
I want to give more to charities, and be involved with the homeless.
Here are my five goals for my home and its organization:
1. Clean out my son’s old toys and clothes.
Yes, I should have done this before Christmas.
2. Get rid of old pots and pans that I don’t use.
Why I keep a rusty cookie sheet, I’ll never know.
3. I will organize my homeschool supplies.
I need to get bins so everything is reachable but neat.
4. Donate old books.
I have a lot of books. Some of them need to depart for new homes.
5. Get rid of wall art that I will not use.
Over the years and houses, I have bought a hodge podge of wall art that does not go together. I need to yard sale it.