Friday, January 3, 2014

My Focus Verse for 2014

After much prayer and thought, I have selected my focus verse for 2014.

Proverbs 31:27

"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."  

Ways this verse will help me focus my efforts in 2014

By looking well to the ways of my household, I can begin focusing anew on learning those homemaking skills that were routinely passed on just a few generations ago, but that are not any more.  Specifically, I want to work on: 

Home Decorating
Some kind of needle work--knitting, crocheting, needle point...
Organizing Clothes and preparing better for season changes (for instance...the shorts that are filling up Owen's drawer for pants should be neatly folded and tubbed and stored in the's winter!  But they are not...they're taking up precious room in his small drawers and making putting away laundry difficult...)

I want to be a better homemaker.  I need to learn.  I need to make it a priority.

The second part of the verse, I have three goals out of: 

Not being idle--ie: finding productive ways to fill extra time when possible.  Not as much "vegging." I take this to also mean exercising my body, so I'll be moving more
Not eating when bored or for other emotional reasons.  
Ensuring that I eat "spiritual" bread and spend time with the Lord daily

That's the big picture of some goals I have for this year.  I've never before chosen a focus verse, so I'm looking forward to this.  I also need to memorize the verse.

What a blessing that we are able to go to the Bible to hear from God changes we can make in our lives.  And that He is faithful to help us make those changes.  I'm so thankful for this truth! 

Do you have any plans for change this year?

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