Over the past few weeks, we’ve started tackling a few projects around the house. Things are starting to get real up in here. Let me tell you, oh, it’s on.
I’m not going to lie to you and say that our house is always super clean. This house is lived in, and that’s the way we like it. We are working on getting things more in order from the inside out.
Many of the projects started as a combined result of me reading some tips from the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
and Greg getting motivated to make some changes before I added them to his “honey do” list…but others have been projects that have been brewing in my heart for a few months now.
We’ve started, as “Life-Changing Magic” suggests, to rid the house of all the clutter. This isn’t a quick and easy process. We’re not scrubbing anything yet. We are literally just finding the trash, the things we are not using, and the things that no longer bring us joy (oh, it’s on…).
Yes, at the kids’ dismay, this includes things like dried up clay, broken crayons, and peeled off backs of puzzle pieces. Again. I swear I just did this after having the twins. But this time, this time we are doing it right.
Next up is going to be clothes. We have tons of clothes in this house, yet the four oldest of the family seem to always wear the same four or five outfits. And with the clothes is going to come a closet organization project…
…or maybe a War Room project. You see, this whole oh, it’s on attitude I have right now it’s just the cleaning up of the “things” in our lives. Nope. It’s also about telling that lying, thieving Devil there is no room for him around here. At church tonight, the kids and I got to watch War Room and we came home and told that devil that he doesn’t bring us joy. Jesus does. And Jesus is going to keep on kicking his butt. Over and over and over.
Oh, it’s on. And I can’t wait to see what 2016 is going to bring us because of it.
Have you read War Room or seen the movie? What are your thoughts? In February, I’m going to be reading the complimenting book, Fervent, and would love to connect with other women of faith who are ready to tell that nasty devil he’s outta here. Want to join me? Or better yet…what can I pray for on your behalf?Enter disclaimer text