Sunday, February 15, 2009


"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt and
where thieves do not break through nor steal;
For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:19-21

These verses make me think of our God given duty to reach the lost, help the needy and encourage the discouraged, but at the same time the Lord brought to my mind my "three little mission fields." Am I storing up treasures in Heaven when it comes to training my boys?

One thing we have implemented in our family for a few years now are job lists. I have gone back and forth with giving stickers, privileges and allowances. I wondered if giving an allowance was best.
Yesterday, the boys, all on their own, decided to save their allowances for camp this summer to help pay for camp and for their spending money. I was over whelmed at what a great idea this was. My oldest had talked about it the other day but yesterday he and the other two made banks (with Mommy´s help) that can´t be opened till camp time in July. They are so excited that today they did all kinds of jobs that I hadn´t even thought of. Like sorting the cups in the cupboard, and the silverware in the drawer!

Here is a picture of one of their finished Job charts for this week!

They get smiles for every job and if they get a certain amount of smiles a day they get a sticker. Their allowance depends on how many smiles they get a week. They tithe and save too! This is a way that we can all store up treasures in Heaven. It´s a little thing but it´s big to me because I have wondered if I was doing the right thing giving them allowance for good behavior and jobs. Now we have a great motivation! CAMP!!! Mount Calvary Baptist Camp here we come!!


  1. Hey girl, that is fine to link. We are actually in a safe area now. I just still have the "secure" mindset for my personal blog! Anyway, I love your charts here. It is something we need to start (again!). BTW, did you get my email from a few weeks ago?

  2. I think that chores are great because it teaches kids a work ethic. We never paid an actual allowance but we did allow them to earn money by doing extra chores around the house. Loved the chore chart!


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