"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

~Philippians 1:6

Monday, October 6, 2008


I'm doing an overhaul of the current way I do things at home. My kids are misbehaving and I'm not happy. The joy of being a stay at home mother and wife is gone from my heart. This all has to do with me. My kids are feeding off of my behavior, in order for change to happen in my children's lives it has to first happen in my life. I got some Godly council and I'm really excited about where these changes will take us. I made a house rules chart and taped it low on my fridge. My kids can't read yet, but I read the rules to them and I'm hoping that seeing the chart will remind them of the rules I set. There are only 4 on there, but they are big ones. The rest of the rules pretty much fall into the 4 categories. I'm praying that the Lord restores the joy of being a wife and mother. Here is the list I taped on my fridge:

Anderson House Rules

1. No hitting, biting, pushing, punching etc…

“Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:18

2. Listen and Obey with a joyful heart

“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing unto the Lord” Colossians 3:20

3. No jumping, standing, or crawling on the furniture

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turningJames 1:17

4. Put God First!

“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”Deuteronomy 6:5-7


  1. This is exciting, Erica! Can't wait to talk with you about it.

  2. Hi,
    Just wondering how those 4 rules were working for you and your family. I too am going through the tired of being a mommy and housewife thing and am really struggling. Thanks for any advice,