Proverbs 31 Woman – Virtue #5

12 Feb

5. Service – A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)

This one has always been a challenge as well. I struggle with wanting to do so much that I really dont’ get much accomplished.

Moving to Alaska kind of opened my eyes to time management as we thought some events were going to occur leaving me with the girls alone for a while.  I decided to schedule, schedule, schedule. Mary heart in a Martha world can come into play with this one as well – agree?

It worked!  I first and foremost hold me family first. So the laundry is done nightly (unless there is none, which never happens), dishes done in the morning along with folding the laundry that was in the dryer from the night before. I power clean on Saturday mornings so I don’t hate it as much.

I scheduled some me time during the work week to help me keep a clear mind while attending to my family. That has helped me too. Nick can babysit the girls so I can get out – it is okay, I just have to ask to receive!

My friends. They are so dear to me even though it seems like the number is smaller than I originally thought – and that is okay. I would rather have a few I can count on than 100 I can’t. I keep in contact and drop lines of love when I can on their phone via text or voicemail, or even Facebook.  I just want them to always know I think of them. They are on my prayer list at all times as well so no need goes un-requested.

Neighbors. Hmmmmmm…..interesting. People don’t talk to their neighbors up here – or at least not in my area. I am thinking this spring or summer I will have to change this.  It is too cold to visit right now! I think I will invite them over for a fun evening dinner outside, or maybe just leave them a plate of cookies, or something. I think I should try no matter what.

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One Response to “Proverbs 31 Woman – Virtue #5”

  1. DragonLady February 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    I am struggling with the service. I haven’t had to do much of any household duties because James had been responsible for them, but now that he is working, I have to pick back up household duties that I haven’t done since I was SSgt Nemec…which was the last time James had a job. lol

    Which reminds me, there is laundry in the dryer…

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