Monday, July 13, 2009

Building my House

I've got to be a little true to my blog this morning. My blog name is "Called to Serve," and yet I don't feel like I have been following my calling lately. I have been selfish.

I've been having SO much fun this summer, I really have. My stress level is almost non-existent, whereas during the school year when I'm working, it's through the roof. I guess I've loved this feeling, and sort of taken advantage of it. Even during the week I've been more busy shopping, going to my parents' house to swim, and even just spending too much time on the internet to do what I feel God has called me to do. And that is serve at home. Yes, the house is clean(ish), we have full bellies, and Luke is happy, but I'm doing the bare minimum.

I am not taking pride and joy in my home (work). I am certainly not being anything at all like the Proverbs 31 woman, who is essential my role model in life. She is who I strive to become. And I'm going to be really honest and say that I haven't even been reading my Bible, doing devotions, or having a quiet time with God regularly. And that is probably the root of the whole problem.

So hopefully today will be the turning point. After all, if I'm not working in the summer, this "serving at home" business is my job. I've been slackin' on the job majorly the past couple of weeks, and that's not okay!

So here's what I hope to catch up on today:
1. Devotions/Bible reading/quiet time
2. Clean kitchen/wash, dry and put away dishes
3. Clean bathroom (sweep, clean sink, toilet, and shower).
4. Sweep all floors, and use Hoover Floormate.
5. Water flowers (I was doing so well, but they're starting to look a little droopy!)
6. Shop for a few groceries, return movies, and get the mail
7. Tidy up the attic room
8. Dust up and downstairs
9. Organize bedroom closet
10. Organize desk area in office
11. Create a menu for our camping dinner on Saturday night
12. Sign up for medical transcription courses
13. Fix a nice dinner for Luke
14. Tidy up bedroom and living room

Hopefully this will be the day that gets me motivated again to be the housewife that I want to be (for the summer, anyway).

Proverbs 14:1
"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands, the foolish one tears hers down."

This verse, my favorite from Proverbs, is hitting me pretty hard right now. I certainly don't want to tear my house down! Today I'll be busy building it back up :-)


  1. I know how you feel. I feel a little lazy and selfish lately myself - that's why i'm trying to do posts that focus on the Lord every week - it helps me refocus!

  2. I totally understand what you mean! So, how'd it go? Were you able to get everything done?

    This last weekend my husband & I talked about something similar, in needing to make sure our priorities are straight and God is in the Number One spot that He deserves.

    I'm going to start getting up earlier so I can get my devotions in before I leave for work, discipline myself to go to the gym after work a few nights a week, and set up a budget to manage our sometimes sloppy spending. Just getting little things adjusted helps in the whole focus of the bigger picture.

    I hope it goes well for you! Just keep plugging away, and kudos to you for trying to be the Proverbs 31 woman!

    Blessings ~

  3. I think sometimes after periods of high stress it is good to "zone out" a little bit before you return to being productive and purposeful with your days

  4. I can definitely relate on this topic.. I have been trying to do better in these areas as well. There are days I do really well, and then there are days I slack somewhat. Hope it goes well for you!

  5. I know exactly what you mean, I have been liking that all week and am trying to get out of this funk!

  6. I have (and am to some degree right now) totally been there!

    You're getting right on track, though, which is awesome! Hope it went well!


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