Thursday, October 16, 2008

Friday Declutter

I have been working HARD this week. Every evening after dinner I have spent at LEAST one hour out working on the craft room. :) I have one huge trash bag of garbage (clutter) that is going out, out, OUT! The second picture is just SOME of the goodies from my craft room that I am giving away! I went through all of my magazines and got rid of MANY of them. I decided that I really want my Annies Attic magazines. The rest I only kept a copy or tore out a page if there was something that I REALLY felt I would make. Still a lot of work to do but there is definite progress! I want to get sewing soon!!!

I am also working on decluttering something else in my life. Expectations of myself. While encouraging a friend this week, I realized that many times we and other "well meaning" acquaintances and friends, put expectations on ourselves that are not realistic. Perhaps it is the verses in Proverbs 31 that describe a Godly woman. I fall so short of those verses, and yet, I wonder if I am really reading them. Really reading them as God, Himself, intended them to be HEARD and understood by me. So I am going to read a little slower. Take one verse at a time and ask God how to apply that verse in my life. What action or change needs to take place for me to be the woman of God He wants me to be. And I am going to try very hard to listen and adjust. I am going to "declutter" all the learned behaviors that I have regarding these verses. I am going to declutter my shortcomings from the past and forgive myself as God has forgiven and I am going to start with a clean slate.

Come on and join us in one or both of these challenges! Christmas is approaching and having decluttered home will relieve much of the stress of the holidays! Click on the icons above to follow along!


Amber said...

Sounds like you are making a lot of progress! Keep it up!

Me said...

You are strong - I think I'd be tempted to spend the hour crafting! Good job.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your progress! :) It can be a pain to declutter, but it feels so great!

Marcia said...

Marcia, I loved this post and I'm going to surprise you but the best thing I think you decluttered are the expectations of yourself.

I just LOVE what you wrote about the Prov 31 woman and I think that is definitely GOd speaking to you, telling you to go easy on yourself.

I'm looking forward to reading what more you declutter (internally).

Thanks for blessing us with your open heart every week!

Marcia from Organising Queen

Jill Scott said...

Wow. Keep chugging along, you're doing great.