Revamp Your Chore System This Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to put together a chore system if you don’t have one or revise the one you have. I did this early in the summer to teach new chores and give the children practice with them before the faster pace of the school-year schedule.

I reassigned chores between the older children so each would become proficient in all the various chores. I gave all the children new chores. That meant evaluating what each was capable of doing and assigning chores based on that. When we reached a stage where everyone was able to do most of the chores, I would list the chores and have each child indicate which ones he would prefer to do.

If you have older and younger children, remember to move age-appropriate chores down the age chain. Sometimes we are stuck in the easy mode of leaving the chores with the older children when younger ones can do them.

Managers of Their Chores not only will help you plan out how you’ll juggle chores but it also gives you the tools (including a ChorePack Kit) to help your children be successful.


The ChorePacks have been the key to that system: they’re like little ID badge holders and the child’s chores go inside that holder, and clips onto their clothes. Our ChorePacks were specially designed and manufactured just for this use!

Sarah’s next Random Life post will be Wednesday! She has some great photos in store for you.

Trusting in Jesus,

“Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening” (Psalm 104:23).

Please Pray for Anna and Mary

They look so radiant at such an EARLY hour! (You can tell Ellie was pretty worried about all this.)

Yesterday morning, early, we said goodbye to Anna and Mary as they embarked on a long ministry trip. They’ll be gone at least 4 weeks and perhaps closer to 6. We choose to leave the location undisclosed for the privacy of the ministry they are serving with.

My sisters have incredible servant’s hearts, and they’ve been praying and preparing for this over the past weeks. Please pray for their health, safety, and opportunities to share Jesus over and over again. Their lives are radiant testimonies for the Lord, and they have no greater joy than to serve Him! As the Lord brings them to mind, please pray for them.

Although it’s quiet around here (but busy!), we’re excited for the girls. The upcoming blog schedule has some interesting things! Stay tuned.


“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and
how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach,
except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of
them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
(Romans 10:14-15)