Blogger Friend School-It keeps going, and going, and going…

Memory Verse:
1 Timothy 4:15 (NIV)
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

Assignment:
How do you keep energized so you can get it all done? bouncy music? treat it like a workout? Do you use a schedule? a housekeeping binder system? luck of the draw system?.. or is this an area where you need encouragement? Do you need God’s help to keep order and beauty in your dwelling place? Take this week to tell us how You diligently keep going with your housekeeping chores.

My answer to this assignment is all of the above, depending on the day. It’s funny that this is the assignment for the week because of our ‘Catch-up, Clean-up’ day yesterday. We were able to get most of the house done except for the classroom and the office, which always seem to be the disaster zones around here.
We use a binder that stores all our schedules and routines. The kids each have their own and seem to do really well when they stick to it. (If you look on my sidebar under ‘Free Downloads’ you can check out some of our planner pages and schedules).  The house stays in order most of the time when they follow their schedules. It’s those weeks when we have a lot of outside activities that the clutter seems to build up. Whenever we have an all out cleaning day we usually play loud music to keep us moving. I play either oldies (60’s, 70’s and some 80’s) or Christian rock CDs to help keep the momentum going.  Although our house is not a spotless showcase, it is comfortably clean to us.  We live here. I often refer to the old saying, “If you’ve come to see us, come anytime, but if you’ve come to see my house, make an appointment.”
We always rely on God and His word to keep us motivated. The kids have studied and learned the Scriptures I used in my ‘Biblical Character Traits to Learn and to Live’ copybook and it helps them to see what He says about responsibility, cooperation, respect and all the other principles that help keep the house running smoothly. Without His principles guiding us throughout ever aspect of our lives, we would always be in failure and life would be one big mess.
I think that this passage sums up our direction

Proverbs 24:3-4
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

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6 Responses to Blogger Friend School-It keeps going, and going, and going…

  1. momofsix says:

    What a fun blog you have! Thanks for allowing me the privilege of visiting.

  2. tammy says:

    Thank you for sharing!! I love your saying about making an appt to see the house. 😉 Every once in a while the best thing to do is to put aside school for a day and just have a catch up cleaning day. We do that, too.

  3. MoreLittleWilsons says:

    Your kids have binders? WOW.Thanks for posting your BFS Assignment

    Blessings

    Mrs. Sombra

    BFS Teacher

  4. kellieann says:

    I am totally with you on the lived-in look. I used to feel sort of inferior to a neighbor friend of mine who was an interior decorator. Her house looked like something from a furniture store or catalogue. But then I got to thinking that they were basically never home. They left the house at about 6:30 am and got home around 7 or 8 that night, showered and went to bed. My home may not be perfect, but it's pretty good considering how much we actually LIVE here. =)

  5. Sheri says:

    That copywork books looks interesting. Thanks for sharing the name and link. I also like your choice of verse. Very nice. Thanks and have a blessed week.

  6. solodeogloria says:

    Love the verse you used to sum everything up! That's the same one we use to describe our homeschooling!

    Have a wonderfully blessed week,

    Laurie

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