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Show Notes –
In this week’s episode of My Purposeful Planning, Laney shares about what it means to be The Wise Woman as outlined in Proverbs 31. It’s about aligning our priorities and setting the foundations because if we don’t do that, all of our efforts will fall short. God’s Word has been given to equip us for all we put our hands to do, so that’s exactly what we’re using. Laney also introduces Morgan Peters who shares with us practical ways that we can align our priorities, love our husbands well, and how to care for and provide our family’s needs.
In This Episode:
[00:32] – Would you consider sharing these podcast episodes with your social media followers?
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[02:22] “This is about aligning our priorities and setting the foundations, because if we don’t do that all of our efforts will fall short.”
[02:33] – 2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
[03:00] – This is for all of us.
[03:05] – The Heart of Her Husband Trusts in Her (verses 10, 11, 12, 23, 28b, and 29)
[06:08] – She Looks Well to the Way of Her Household (verses 13, 14, 15, 18b, 19, 22, and 27)
[09:14] – She is Industrious and Engaged (verses 16, 20, and 24)
[10:03] – She Laughs at the Time to Come (verses 21 & 25)
[10:16] – She is Clothed with Strength and Dignity (verses 17 and 25)
[10:45] – She Speaks with Wisdom and Kindness (verse 26)
[11:32] – Her Children and Husband Praise Her (verse 28, 29)
[11:51] – The Wise Woman is a Blessed Woman (verse 31)
[12:32] – Eight of these twenty-one verses pertain to housework. Two relate to home business. One is related to physical and spiritual strength. One is related to ministry. Two have to do with her character and attitude. Three are directly related to her husband’s confidence in her.
[13:06] – “Whatever you do, work heartily as for the Lord and not for men… knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.” Colossians 3:23-24
[13:20] – Laney introduces Morgan Peters
[14:17] – Morgan tells us about her roles and her family.
[14:48] – Titus 2:3-5 “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”
[17:16] – “Embrace the real”
[17:28] – Titus 2 Challenge for the older women (not necessarily older in age… but those who have experience and are growing in wisdom and maturity) to train the younger women by being positive and encouraging. When they need someone, just be there.
[19:00] – Morgan shares how she’s learned to align her priorities (her parents’ hard work ethic) and how she’s learned to apply those things in her own family today.
Morgan’s Tip for Keeping Family First: When one child is involved in something, all of the family attends the event to support their sibling. That way, they are still together as a family, even though they are technically busy and away from home. It may not be “together around the dinner table”, but it’s still together as a family.
[21:52] – The Heart of her Husband Trusts in Her
Morgan’s Marriage Tips: Have open communication. Let each other know what’s going on in your day, what’s challenging, calendar conversations of what’s going on each week, etc. Time outside of work and being parents. Date nights. Cast vision for your family and your business, dream together. Always champion your husband in every avenue. Cast him in the best light that you can because he’s your husband, and you honor him.
[24:46] – She cares for the needs of her household.
Morgan’s Tips for Caring for clothing needs: Find someone a size up from your child and buy second-hand from them for the next season. Shop outlets, sales, and online shopping to make the most use of your budget. Hand-me downs are great if kids have similar body types and seasons where they will wear the same sizes.
Morgan’s Tips for Menu-Planning: With weekly calendar conversations, discuss which nights your family will be home and decide on meal plans for those nights and what to do for the nights you will be out. It doesn’t have to all be written out, but just a conversation where everyone is on the same page helps.
[29:25] – She looks to the ways of HER household.
[30:17] – Outro