Tuesday, May 8, 2007

a beautiful day, a beautiful attitude

this is the day that the lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it.

its gorgeous outside. its that kind of sun that beams through every window and screams I LOVE GOD, HE MADE ME AND I AM HIS!!! the sky is a crystal blue, the new leaves on the trees are my favorite green and the daffodils near our home are a sea of yellow tea and saucers. did i mention the birdies are singing?

today i woke up around 5:30am with ransom. poor guy's diapers leak b/c he has outgrown size 3's. so i decided after getting him dry and feeding him that i would just get a little quiet time in with Jesus before the troops woke up. the subject today for the bible study i go to at first presbyterian is on submission as wives to our husbands. i know that a lot of people have trouble with this word. the study had us read from phil. 2:5-16 and asked us to define attitude. then asked what attitude Christ exemplified. something that jumped out at me was Christ's complete comfort with being humbled (not that it was easy but rather) b/c of his understanding his place with God, his identity was secure. he didn't grasp at his position. despite being lowered to humanity he knew who his Father was. what submission is, is knowing one's place (piety) and being secure in that place, but its also a matter of the heart. the attitude of my heart is the underlying foundation of this whole submission thing. is it like Christ's attitude? some other neat verses to help find out this attitude of godly submission: Eph. 5:15-24 and Col. 3:12-17.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

fly lady

well i've done it. i have joined flylady. i am decluttering my home and my life. i havn't even shined my sink yet. but the shere satisfaction i had of setting my timer for 15 min and getting rid of anything in my dining room, living room and kitchen that isn't a blessing to my home was AWESOME!! i am still working on the kitchen and i havn't even begun our rooms or the basement. but its all about babysteps. by the time i get my routine going each morning and evening i will only have to actually do 3 hours of housework a week. and there won't be any clutter. hot spots of junk will be lord willing non-existent. i won't feel this nagging, sagging guilt that i need to dejunk when really all i do is get overwhelmed, move the junk around, repile it and then feel that no real work has been done at all - failure will be no more. my perfectionism is going out the window. i am armed with my 15 min and a bag. this unwanted clutter - the unwanted houseguest - will be no more. and i will FLY - or Finally Love Yourself (or myelf!).

stay tuned for further rantings, ravings and explaimations of gratitude for my new cleaning/orgnanization regimen.

thank you amy for lending me the books!