An Intentional Summer – Week Three

Hey Mama,

Welcome to week three, let’s dive right in!

Action Item: Wake up For Your Kids (not to them)

As a morning person this actually comes quite natural to me, but sometimes it’s good to have a reminder. My days always turn out better if I can wake up before my kids and spend some time reading the Word and getting a few items crossed off my to-do list. This usually means that I need to set my alarm and make sure I actually get up when it goes off. Even as a morning person this isn’t the most enjoyable but I know it pays off in the end.

 

Action Item: Remove the Junk (Food)

I’ll be the first to admit, I have no self control when it comes to junk food. If it’s in my house I’ll eat it. I’ve found that the best course of action for me is to just make sure we don’t have it in the house. It makes for much healthier eating by everyone so it’s really win-win. This week take some time to remove any junk foods that are trigger foods for you, you probably have more self control than me and don’t need to remove everything, so feel free to just take one or two foods out of your pantry.

 

Action Item: Plan a Mother-Kid Date

Plan a date with one or each of your kids. We haven’t done this enough in our house, which is too bad because it doesn’t take much to make it memorable. Last year I took my daughter on a date to the horse races (which are free) and she still talks about it! Pick one child to start with and plan a date around something they would enjoy, or just go for a walk or a bike ride with just them.

 

Action Item: Figure Out Your Husband’s Love Language

If you haven’t read, or it’s been a while since you have, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman, I challenge you to read it this week. If you have read it I challenge you to skim over your husband’s love language and think of a few ways you can speak to him in his preferred language this week.

 

Action Item: Memorize Verses

When I was younger I was a part of a couple of kids clubs that were really focused on Bible Memory and those verses I memorized then have really stuck with me. Unfortunately, without a club to go do every week my Bible memory has really dropped off. It is something I want to get better at in our homeschool this year and I know it needs to begin with me. Figure out how you memorize verses best, write them down, hang them up, put them as the screensaver on your phone, whatever works best for you. If you need ideas on verses to start with, use the ones for this week or from week one or week two.

 

Verse for the Week:

Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2 (NLT)

 


 

And that wraps up week three! I’d love to add a community portion to this challenge and help keep us all accountable, please join in by leaving a comment below and sharing the top one or two action items you will be working on this week, I’ll be sure to check in on you!

 

 

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  • Chantel

    This week I’m going to focus on: working on getting into a routine for memorizing verses, planning dates with each of my kids (probably to take place in the next few weeks), and removing all the junk food in my house that was left over after our last road trip.

    What areas are you focusing on?

  • Emily

    Memorizing verses with my kids. I’m always amazed how quickly they can memorize them even at ages 5 and 3. Imagine the blessing of having the verses will come to their minds later in life!

    • Chantel

      I totally agree, Emily! Kids are so much better at memory work than we really give them credit for. Now is the perfect time to start this memorizing verses and they’ll be able to remember them for their whole lives. I’m always amazed at how many verses I remember from childhood!

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