Today, I looked at my desk. It looked back…mocking me. I decided I wasn’t going to let my desk ‘dis’ me like that. And I had a re-visitation of starry host singing hallelujah and radiant glory shining down upon me (or How I Found the Possible Holy Grail of Paper Organization). And behold, a revelation on how to decide what to title the six sections in my (possible) Holy Grail of… Continue Reading
The Holy Grail of Organizing? Or Another Wasted Purchase? I Can’t Decide!
If you are like me, you have piles. Because organizing doesn’t always come easily for you. Deep down inside, you WANT to have files…neatly color-coded, alphabetized files in fashionable designs housed in cute but functional receptacles for said files. You want the contents to be neatly arranged, so whatever contract, bill, recipe or other item magically appears the instant you look for it. The reality is that files just don’t… Continue Reading
Strength! – Clean Heart Journal Week 12
The title of this week’s devotional threw me, again. “Strength to Bring Down the House” brought to mind Proverbs 14:1 – A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. As I kept reading, I realized I was wrong…but oh how appropriate this devotional was this morning! If you aren’t familiar with the story of Samson, read it here. Samson cried out to… Continue Reading
Slap a Note on My Forehead, Please – Clean Heart Journal Week 11
As I read this week’s reading in the Clean Heart Devotional by Amy Verlennich, this is the picture I saw in my mind. Fortunately, few props were needed to recreate this “stunning” visual. I love post-its! So what do post-it notes on your forehead have to do with getting your heart and home cleared of clutter? Read on… [Want to join in on the Create in Me a Clean Heart… Continue Reading
Natural Tendencies – are They REALLY Natural?
Night owl. Morning lark. Clutter bug. Neat freak. These are often referred to as “natural tendencies,” but are they really natural? Could they be something learned, or the result of not learning? How does the idea of “natural tendencies” fit with how YHWH created humans? Recently, I had Heather from The Homesteading Hippy over and she said something that really got me thinking. She’s really good at that, actually! I… Continue Reading
Created to be Orderly – Clean Heart Journal – Week Five
Today, I’m thankful for divine protection during the night – some very strong storms moved through our area in the middle of the night and I was blissfully unaware of any impending danger! We awoke to the news that a 14 year old boy was killed when a tree fell on his home, so sad. My prayers go out to his family. I didn’t really want to get up… Continue Reading