Friday, January 3, 2014

Bible Reading: Genesis 5-6, Psalm 3

Area of Focus: The Living Room/Family Room

Friday’s Tasks: Clean out your purse, clean out your car(s), vacuum the traffic areas

One Planner or More than One?IMG_0390

A friend messaged me and asked if she should keep one or two planner—personal and business.

I like to keep all appointments and activities in one planner. The hazard of having multiple planners is double booking and missed appointments. Some online planner apps make this easy but I really like good old fashioned pen and paper and “To Do Lists.” I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment in crossing tasks off my list. I will write something down just to cross it off.  I have a family calendar on the fridge that I use to keep track of appointments. Roy can add his appointments to that calendar. When he comes home following a doctor’s appointment with an appointment card, often for an appointment months in advance I clip the card to that month after noting the appointment on the calendar. It is good to note when your license plates expire and state automobile inspections are due for each of your vehicles. Make appointments with yourself for major projects. Pencil in activities you want to do but never get around to doing. Plan and do.

Today is the last weekday before our local grandchildren head back to school, so we are taking them to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see the costume exhibition. The ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz are there as well as costumes from My Fair Lady and Titanic. I think the boys care more about Superman and Batman.

IMG_0194Unpacking My Suitcase: Galatians 5—Works of the Flesh Versus Fruit of the Spirit—My Stuff Versus His

Today I am just going to introduce the Scripture. Often we don’t think we do the things listed as the works of the flesh but below the surface they have sent little trailers into our hearts looking for a place to take root. Next week, I want to look at the works of our flesh a few at a time and consider His fruit the same way.

Galatians 5:19-22

Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these thing in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, we must also follow the Spirit. We must not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.



Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bible Reading: Genesis  7-8; Psalm 4

Family Fun Day—Have Fun Working and Playing Together

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bible Reading: Catch Up on Any Missed Readings or Review Texts from Today’s Sermon

Worship and Plan

Take time for that special time when you come together with your church family. Later have planning time maybe a weekly pizza planning party for your family or if it’s just the two of you—a weekly special brunch to preview and coordinate your week.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bible Reading: Genesis 9-10; Psalm 5

Area of Focus: Monday and Tuesday (6th& 7th) —Living Room and Family Room

Wednesday-Tuesday (8th – 1-4th)Kitchen

Monday’s Weekly Task: Clean Your Toilets and Check for Needed Paper, Personal, and Cleaning Products in Your Bathroom(s) to Add to Your Shopping List


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