When you have a family of five, homeschool, live on a farm with lots of animals, and own a small business, life may seem to be in a constant state of confusion. I think we all know life’s “busyness” seems to just continue to ramp up at an-increasing frantic pace. I honestly believe it is the enemy trying to distract us from what is important! In a desperate attempt to regain some semblance of order, to focus on those things that DO matter, I created a “command center” for our family. I NEVER would have thought it would help, but I have to admit, it does! I now have my weekly menu planned for at least two weeks out (not that it doesn’t change sometimes… but 99% of the time it doesn’t). We have a week at a glance calendar to help us adjust our days. I created a chore chart for me and the boys. We also have a grocery list on a small clip board all at our fingertips in the middle of the control center. I put all the forms in a picture frame and use dry erase markers on the glass (except the grocery list). We are more organized, eating healthier, and staying on task better than we have in a long time! So, I am posting these resources in Word files so you can download them and modify them to fit your family’s needs (click link after the picture). If you have any questions, leave a comment below. I pray these will be a blessing to you and your family!
This week’s Torah portion is a double portion.. Vayakhel (in Hebrew it means “and he assembled”): Exod. 35:1-38:20, 1 Ki. 7:13-26, 40-50, Psalm 61, Heb. 9:1-11
And P’Kudel (in Hebrew it means “accountings of”): Exod. 38:21-40:38, 1 Ki. 7:51-8:21, Psalm 45, Heb. 8:1-12
Parshat Vayak’hel-Pekudei, 1st Daily Portion (Exodus 35:1-35:29)
Parshat Vayak’hel-Pekudei, 2nd Daily Portion (Exodus 35:30-37:16)
Parshat Vayak’hel-Pekudei, 3rd Daily Portion (Exodus 37:17-37:29)
Parshat Vayak’hel-Pekudei, 4th Daily Portion (Exodus 38:1-39:1)
Parshat Vayak’hel-Pekudei, 5th Daily Portion (Exodus 39:2-39:21)
Parshat Vayak’hel-Pekudei, 6th Daily Portion (Exodus 39:22-39:43)
Parshat Vayak’hel-Pekudei, 7th Daily Portion (Exodus 40:1-40:38)
These daily breakdowns are from Chabad.com. Since we are Messianic, we add the Brit Chadasha (“NT”) reading in as well. Shalom Mishpocha!