Rank #1: Children and Manners
Manners matter! They are about demonstrating respect and are important values in everyday life. Teach your children manners around company and in public.
Rank #2: Style and Lessify
Beauty is essential, but LESS is MORE! Declutter your home using Donna’s tried and true methods, and learn how to make your home as individual as you are.
Rank #3: Training the Will of a Child Pt 1 ReAir
This message was taped in front of a live audience many years ago, but the wisdom is timeless and applies to every generation!
Rank #4: A Quiet Heart Makes for A Peaceful Home
Rank #5: Home and Design
Your home is holy ground. Donna has tips on making your home, your largest investment, a place of order and comfort, where everyone who lives there has a say in its design.
Rank #6: Every Penny Matters Part 1
It all belongs to God, and we should steward what He has entrusted us with.
Are you saving with some intent? Is the job that should be supporting your life becoming your life? Donna gives us Biblical instruction on saving and spending money.
Rank #7: Loving Life as an At Home Mom
God chose to give us our children and we should treat motherhood as a ministry. Do everything, including changing diapers, as unto the Lord.
Rank #8: 4 Decisions That Will Change Your Life
Choose God first, and others second. Listen for God’s voice when making decisions because choices matter! There really is no such thing as an overnight success, but rather many small decisions are being made to change our lives.
Rank #9: Lessify Your Life Through Organization
Decluttering is painful, because clutter can be addicting and comforting. We have to practice getting rid of things. Donna has tips for lessifying your life by getting organized.
Rank #10: Guard Your Heart
In pursuing a changed heart during this Lenten season, be careful to not mock the Lord by leaving your ‘space’ unchanged. God is faithful to help you change, so harvest wisdom from the past and be intentional about making the changes that will break the old bad habits and guard your heart from falling back into your old ways.
Rank #11: A Life Choice That Matters
If you want your future to look different, do the hard work that it takes to build a future for yourself. Think of a phrase or word to guide you through the next year.
Rank #12: Whose Approval Matters Most? ReAir
It is common for followers of Christ to seek the approval of others, BUT God’s approval matters most! We are to imitate Christ and outdo one another in preference and consider others as more important than ourselves. The many questions that Donna has for us will make us think about whose approval we are trying to win.
Rank #13: “Lessify” Your Life
Make Jesus the CORE or the CENTER of your life, not just one of the priorities of your life! Donna’s new word, “lessify,” is a way to call us to a more simplified life.
Rank #14: Martha or Mary Type?
In Luke 10:38-42, we hear Martha complain to Jesus that Mary should be helping her in the kitchen. Jesus reminds Martha that Mary, who is sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to Him, is doing what’s more important. Distractions are everywhere and can keep us from basking in Jesus’ presence, but Donna shares ways that we can set aside time to be with the Lord.
Rank #15: Training the Will of a Child Pt 1
Are you submitting to God’s authority and growing in wisdom? Donna’s teaching from 2008 is timeless and full of wisdom. The world is ever changing, but God does not. His Word stands true, and we need to know it and impart it to our children. Teach them to be faithful in the little things by modeling it in your own life. This is the first of a 5 part series that Donna taught to the Scottsdale study group.
Rank #16: Creating a dot.calm world
Know what disquiets you and learn ways to create calm in your life and your world. Plan a quiet time in your home every day. Cultivate cheerfulness!
Rank #17: Book Review on “Life Without Lack”
One of Donna and David’s summer reads was “Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.” Dallas Willard, the author, wrote about living a life of contentment and peace. Many of you may have memorized Psalm 23 from a Sunday school class and now Donna’s review of this book can help you put the truths from Psalm 23 into practice.
Rank #18: Kitchen
The kitchen is the most complicated room in the house. It’s up to you to make it less complicated. “Having a prepared home encourages a prepared lifestyle which encourages a lot more relationships building…” Donna Otto
This lesson is chock full of tips on organizing and keeping your kitchen clean.
Rank #19: 7 Subtle Time Traps
No one else is in charge of your 24 hours but you! How are you spending your time? Do you follow a rule of life or a purpose statement so that you can avoid the time traps in your life? The subtle time traps that Donna refers to can cause you to waste the day away, unless you are aware and do something to avoid them.
Rank #20: Silence In A World Filled With Noise (or Making Space For Quiet)
If you desire some silence/quiet time in your day, Donna says we need to break our patterns and be intentional about making space/time for silence each day.