This song blessed me so much today. Especially on a Monday. It is the cry of my heart.
I'm trying to get back to the basics, to be simple and organized in my home. I am not organized by nature all though I use to love a neat room with everything in it's place when I was younger. The clutter and disarray in my house drives me crazy! It's amazing how much stuff we think we "need" or "want" and later realize we really DIDN'T need it and now I want it out of my house. I am horrible at de-cluttering though. I have so much mess already, the thought of de-cluttering too seems so overwhelming. I also have a hard time knowing what we need or not, or what toys to keep and not. Then do I garage sale or give away?
I really want to simplify. I know we have too much "stuff" and it makes things harder, I just don't know where to start. I have one of Fly Lady's books and I like it, again I just get overwhelmed and shut down when I start to even think about it.
So there's my rant about wanting simplicity. I've went through a couple bins that had "junk" of the girls in them. Felt really good.
We have boxes and boxes of Misc. stuff in our basement and garage that I am so so tempted to just throw out!! I'm tempted but then I think, well what if there's something I would want or use in them? Maybe I just need to skim through them.
I've learned that you can't "organize" clutter. It just doesn't work.
So I've been praying for the ability to focus on something and begin. To pray when I feel overwhelmed instead of quitting. "I can do all things through Jesus Christ my Saviour." "With God nothing is impossible".
And to continue giving Jesus praise and thanksgiving for all He does in me, for me, through me. All the gifts big and little that I miss, all the ones He's helping me see as I pause and praise. And all of Who He is. It's powerful to praise even when it hurts. Try it! It brings hope in hard times, and it blesses Jesus. Praise has power!
This beautiful necklace that Marc got me for my birthday. I've been wanting it for a long time. I love it!
snow pouring down
sleepover at best friend's house with all our kids on a snow day
friend to share joys and struggles
the things I'm able to accomplish
Give me Jesus Jermemy Camp song linked above
reading the word with a friend over coffee
new twinkle in my husband's eyes
my husband's smile that comes more freely than it has been
My older boys playing Risk
the mind and heart to learn and love
a neatly organized cupboard that had been a total mess (for those who know me this is the train wreck cupboard above the dishwasher). My blender goes on the top shelves but it was down for smoothies. :O)
children- both my own and others
my new little leather bible with a butterfly on the front to keep in my purse
A new purse from my husband that he helped me pick out. It's pink and makes me feel girly
the ability God gives to trust and have faith when I can't see ahead and can't understand right now.
Being in the NOW
low-fat homemade banana muffins straight from the oven.
my 2 yr old "helping" me make the muffins (and smoothies)