I used to get up at 4:30am which when I say that, most people wince. 4:30am is early. But I know that for my own sake, I need to get back into that habit. I loved starting my day hopping out of bed, unloading/loading the dishwasher, running if necessary. Throwing a load in the washer, onto exercise, Swiffer or clean up something, and then bathe/shower and get to work. It was indeed a busy morning, but left no chores for the evening. My house was clean… I was exercised…
I miss those days, because I get up with enough time to get ready, and get in the car… it means chores need to be done at night, after long exhausting days, which means my house isn’t as clean as I’d like it because I’m tired and sometimes I have to work at home.
I know often doing the work ahead of time it’s worth it. Hard work pays off.
Today I spent the greater part of 3 hours cleaning my office. Ohmyword… Lots of things ready to go to Haiti, Youth Ministry stuff, the room where things went with the two parties we had… Lots of CDs, donations, lots of stuff. I cleaned my office so that I could start exercising again, going to move my elliptical in that room, it will be positioned in front of the computer in order to watch while I exercise.
I’m excited to get back into a good routine again. Clean house, working on my health, mind, and body. All the things I like about myself.
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
All the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
nd let her works bring her praise at the city gate.