Sweeping Those Cheerios, Again!

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Psalm 127:3
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Matthew 19:14
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven.

Today is snowday number 4 in a row for me. My kids have been home much more than usual, and I am left wondering if my life is meaningful enough.

I am a teacher! I teach math, reading, writing, manners, respect, time management,  and responsibility.  When teaching is taken away from me, I am stuck wondering if I am completing the work I am called to complete while here on earth.

Cleaning, laundry, washing dishes, and wiping sticky finger prints off windows does not feel like God’s work. However, I was reminded this week that many women are called to do God’s work inside their home. Some of us are called to do God’s work inside and outside our homes.

Steven Curtis Chapman has a song that compares sweeping up cheerios to mission work. He makes it clear that it doesn’t matter what our daily tasks are. We still do them to honor and glorify God.

My job for this weekend will be caring for my kids and cleaning house. Both of these fulfill the Proverbs 31 way of life.

Proverbs 31:27-28
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.

Creating a home where my family is warm, loved, safe, and joyful is as great of a job as any issued by God. It is challenging, rewarding, and honors Him. As I enter our weekend, my focus will remain on doing my best for our family. There will be plenty of time Monday to focus on my students.

Blessings!

Living Room Organization

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“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.” Proverbs 24:3

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming? Are you sticking in there for the long haul?

Lesson learned so far this week: When I slip, fix it!

I am back at work again.  The holiday break ended. Yesterday was my first day back. I slipped. I came home exhausted, cold after running, hungry, and grumpy. I didn’t do my time of decluttering. 

Today is a new day. Today I have to get back on board. I don’t have many options. My family deserves a house that is under control.

Having said that, here is the living room update.  For the most part, the decluttering is complete.
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This shows the piles of stuff that had overtaken my living room. Here are the afters…

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Now I am moving to my bathrooms. As Fly Lady says, You can’t clean clutter!”

Blessings!