Backwards Blog Tour: Pursuit of Proverbs 31


Guest Post:  Author/Blogger Amy Bayliss

It's amazing how often we can allow ourselves to become surrounded by stuff we really don't want or need. Yet we hold on to it and spend precious time caring for it. Over the last year I’ve been simplifying and minimizing our household.

It all started when we were going to move. I read all of the “how to sell your house fast” information and the one thing all the experts agreed upon was that if you wanted to make your home more appealing to buyers you needed to get rid of the clutter. I didn’t realize how silly that statement was until I had done it. 

I made myself comfortable on the sofa and just took in my surroundings. I wasn’t really prepared for how I felt. As I laid back, enjoying my home, free of burdensome, dust-ridden knick-knacks and stuff I’d probably never use, an overwhelming peace come over me. I was enjoying my home. I had not done that in a while. That’s probably when it hit me. The fact that I was only content in my home when I’d prepared it for someone else. And, if I was able to live without this stuff for the duration of our home being on the market then did I really need it? If getting rid of all of that made my home more appealing to others— and me—then why keep it? Choose to surround yourself with things that you really love. Keeping the home simple saves time, energy, and space.

If you've ever wanted to tear the 31st chapter of Proverbs out of your bible this book is for you. She is a wife, mom, business owner, seamstress, she serves the needy, speaks life and wisdom, and seems to be quite the major overachiever, perfectionist type. Except that...she's not. 

Come along and journey with Amy and take a look at the real woman of Proverbs 31. She isn't as perfect as she seems. In fact, I think she is a lot like you and me. If you want the Kindle version, get it here: Pursuit of Proverbs 31 for Kindle. You can also download the free Kindle app on your PC, iPad, iPhone, or many other devices. For the downloadable, printable PDF version, get it here: Pursuit of Proverbs 31
Amy Bayliss

Amy is a small town Cajun girl living life in the big city. She and her husband Ryan have four children, all boys, ranging in age from toddler to teen! Amy is a full-time blogger and WP designer at My Southern Media. You can visit her at her personal blog, Cajun Joie de Vivre or you can follow her ramblings on Twitter and keep up with her mischief on Facebook.

Visit the other blogs on the Backwards Blog Tour:

Day 1:   Recognize God as the source -- http://www.themominitiative.com/ 
Day 2:   Spend more time with Him in the everyday -- http://www.milkandcookiesblog.com/ 
Day 3:   Ask Him to change your heart and open your eyes -- http://lifeasmomceo.blogspot.com/ 
Day 4:   Take inventory of your expectations -- http://www.piecesofamy.blogspot.com/
Day 5:   Be willing to surrender your mindsets  -- http://thequeenmommy.com/the-blog/
Day 6:   Discover the person God created you to be -- http://www.theencouraginghome.com/
Day 7:   Define your purpose -- http://diannaauton.com/
Day 8:   Create goals and a plan -- http://thecandidpastorswife.com/
Day 9:   Work on one thing at a time -- http://www.bethanylebedz.blogspot.com/
Day 10: When you fall get back up -- http://www.positivelyalene.com/
Day 11: Develop a support system -- http://www.granolamom4god.com/
Day 12: Ask your husband -- http://www.thechuppies.blogspot.com/ 
Day 11: Ask your kids -- http://www.gratefulwithtwo.com/ 
Day 12: Practice living in the now -- http://shelleyring.wordpress.com/ 
Day 13: Never stop learning -- http://maryhess.com/ 
Day 14: Making time work for you -- Http://thepelsers.com 
Day 15: The art of managing -- http://www.momwithheart.com/ 
Day 16: Find an efficient way to work them -- http://repurposedmind.wordpress.com/ 
Day 17: Be aware of your surroundings -- http://www.atticgirl.com/ 
Day 18: Consider your resources http://www.centsiblestewardship.com/ 
Day 19: Unleash your Creativity -- http://theemptynestexpress.com/
Day 20: Get out of the "it's for me" mindset -- http://tarasviewoftheworld.com/ 
Day 21: Implement meaningful activities in the home -- http://bethcranford.com/ 
Day 22: Set a family night -- http://christianmommyblogger.com/ 
Day 23: Don't compare yourself -- http://tgmagazine.wordpress.com/ 
Day 24: Be a master planner - http://www.multitaskingmama.com/ 
Day 25: Schedule a prep day for cooking, homemaking, and activities -- http://www.simplylivingforhim.com/ 
Day 26: Yes, there is a ministry inside of you - http://www.InspiredDesignPublications.blogspot.com 
Day 27: Do you have to do it all? http://chelseythall.com/ 
Day 28: How are you like the Proverbs 31 woman? http://triplebraidedlife.com 
Day 29: Consider your faith. http://inamirrordimly.net/  
Day 30: Find inspiration. http://www.servingfromhome.com/ 
Day 31: Remember it is all about Him. http://intentionalbygrace.com/

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post. This post is shared for the enjoyment of my readers because I love to support authors and fellow bloggers. 
5 comments on "Backwards Blog Tour: Pursuit of Proverbs 31"
  1. this sounds like a book i really need to read!

  2. This sounds like an interesting book. I will have to check it out!

  3. I totally agree! I used to have so much stuff, I didn't even know what to do with it! For the past year, I have been slowly donating all the things I don't feel a need for.

    It feels great, and our home is starting to look more "clear."

  4. This book sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  5. This sounds very interesting! I am currently doing the online study of P31 with Women Living Well..


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