Monday, October 18, 2010

Make Your Home A Haven Fall 2010: Week #3

October 17 - List a few of the spots in your home that make you visually stressed because of all the clutter. Now go buy something for that spot - like a basket to put it all in! Work on cleaning up clutter - throw things away and encourage the children and your hubby to do the same in their bedrooms or offices or work areas this week. While you're at it - clean up some clutter in your spiritual life. What gets in the way of your peace spiritually?

I have lots of spots that are cluttered!  Right now I'm working on the kitchen.  Another spot is our bedroom!  Ugh!  I just hate messes, but lately I've felt so tired that I don't feel like cleaning.  But I've come to the conclusion that something is better than nothing.  What makes me feel best right now is if I do ONE small thing a day to bring my home to a clutter free area where I can feel refreshed.  It's going to take some time.  I'm opting not to buy anything, but just having a place looking freshly clean is good enough for me.  As for my spiritual life, yes, I am trying to spend more quality time with God in His word and in prayer.  I try to take the first 30 minutes of my day for God and then as I look at my candle or hear the soothing music I can pray through my day.  What's cluttering up your life?

Oh, I had a rough week last week and I forgot about being gentle with my son during dinner one night.  I asked God for forgiveness and I also asked my MOPS group to pray for peace and patience for me as I try to navigate through my toddler's erratic eating.


Annette W. said...

Talk about clutter...oh yeah, that's me. My island is always fully covered!

We're having company in a couple weeks...and I'm dreading cleaning the spare room. Today I took a baby step and worked on the dining room though.

Loving your giveaways! I have a thing for stationary, and Susan Meissner has been highly recommended by a friend. Hope to win... (I am having giveaways all week,!)

Annette W. said...

My dining room finally got cleaned a bit today...some clutter removed...desperate for the hutch to be truly cleaned though.

I'm loving your giveaways! I'm having a giveaway week too, if you are interested!