So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

—1 Corinthians 10:31

Laundry… the never-ending household chore. As children get older, the laundry piles grow exponentially. These mounds represent daily outfits, workout clothes, multiple single socks, towels, friend’s clothes that somehow end up in the mix, and more. The minute the clothes are washed, dried, folded, and put in their proper places, another mound lurks from within the hamper. In all honesty, sometimes I want to throw in the towel when it comes to this job.

The anonymous “Single-Sock Mystery” hits every household. I haven't met anyone yet who hasn't tried to solve it. Somewhere between the laundry bin, the washer, and the dryer—socks just disappear. My children decided if the sock colors sort of match, it's okay to wear them.

Years ago I read a book challenging me to change my daily mommy chores into mommy prayers. As a result, I began praying for my children as I wiped noses, changed diapers, potty trained, prepared meals, filled bottles, washed clothes and hands, and more. For example, instead of focusing on the dirty clothes that needed washing, I started praying for the child who wore the clothes. This change of heart and attitude produced a fresh excitement to accomplish all the mommy tasks.

How do we persevere through our daily routines? What can we do to make each moment count for the Kingdom of God? Even the never-ending laundry saga is an opportunity to draw nearer to Jesus. How? By putting 1 Cor. 10:31 into action, ...whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.


Turn your daily chores into prayers. Begin with the never-ending laundry pile. As you fold each piece of clothing, pray for the peace of God to fill the heart of the person who wears it. Have fun as you do everything for the glory of the Lord.