Today I am excited to share a devotional eBook that is SHORT, FOCUSED, and TALKS ABOUT CHORES! That’s right, chores. Have you ever thought about how scripture applies to your every day household tasks? More than you might initially think–which is why Jennifer Thorson and Lindsey Stomberg put together these five minute devotionals for families called Filling Hearts While Cleaning Homes.
Okay, I admit it. I haven’t shared this eBook with my family…yet. But that is for several reasons:
- My family is currently completing another family Bible study that my hubby is leading, and I’m so enjoying watching him guide us through that, that I didn’t want to interrupt his flow.
- My girls have their own additional Bible curriculum with their school work.
- I’m selfish and honestly have decided these devotionals were meant for me more than my kids and hubby anyway. Ha! Well it’s true. Who deals with the worst attitude when cleaning house? Me. So how appropriate that these devotionals would be just the right length to read while sitting on the “potty” and apply as soon as I open the door.
Why I Like These Devotionals
I have found these devotional to the point, encouraging, and motivational as I go about my daily cleaning tasks. If I’m having a struggle getting motivated about dusting the furniture, I declare a potty break, read the short devotional, and automatically have a prayer and Bible verse I can reflect on while I do the work. Talk about a great way to get the Word in even when your kids seem to be invading your every quiet minute!
And while this hasn’t been the case yet, if my children start to complain about doing chores, you can guarantee that I will be whipping out this little notebook to share a short devotional with them concerning whatever task they are challenging.
Bonus Features of Filling Hearts While Cleaning Homes
In addition to the 5 minute devotionals, Jennifer and Lindsey have done a fabulous job creating a little chore helps kit to accompany the eBook. This kit includes:
- a laundry guide for kids
- a cute reuse, recycle, repurpose reminder poster
- a bathroom rules poster
- a table rules poster
- a list of age appropriate chores if you are wondering where to begin
- and a signature item–the chore wheel–for easy rotation of daily chores!
The devotionals can be printed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper and cut in half. My recommendation is that you print them on cardstock and place the cards on an O ring for easy use. You may even desire to laminate them if you are going to have them someplace wet like the bathroom or near your cleaning supplies.
How Can I Get This eBook?
Check out The Road to 31 for your copy of Filling Hearts While Cleaning Homes..
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