Well, it’s starting to get warm in the FLL! Inside it is 83 degrees and we are doing our best to have “happy hearts” at all times 😉
Since I’m spending a little more time inside, I’ve been really trying to get creative w/ the time. Some days are easier than others. I have been learning a lot about myself lately. I am in some sort of nesting phase. Sorting through clothes (mine and the girls), toys, jewelry, food (ha! I bet you don’t have that problem in the States, right?), etc. Maybe my fear of collecting too many “things” comes from the torment and psuedo-traumatizing move across the pond…maybe it’s the thought that “I might use this one day, and if I throw it out, I can’t use it then!”…who knows.
But I have put my foot down! haha…I am carefully cleaning out and redecorating the house AND doing that in my walk w/ the Lord too. In our newsletter, I have mentioned starting a Bible study w/ a friend and some national ladies called Be Transformed. It has been amazing! And while the meeting w/ a group of 6-10 national ladies has come to just 2-3 ladies, it still has been really beneficial. You should check it out! It’s like therapy, but A LOT cheaper 😉
In essence, I am not only cleaning out my house, I’m also cleaning out my heart from past lies I have believed (inevitably from Satan). This will take time. A lot of time. But I really am seeing with new eyes. About myself, how I interact w/ others or don’t interact w/ others, why I react the way I do to certain things, being humbly confident in my preferences, etc. I don’t want to teach my girls to do things the way I have done and the Lord has been gracious enough to show me this before they aren’t moldable anymore. Praise Him for that!
I am really trying to make God’s Word priority in their lives (and mine and Will’s too!) through these little Scripture songs. They LOVE them and if I wasn’t totally self conscious, I would post them so you could hear. The idea came from Mrs. Tebow in this post. It’s just sweet to hear them singing them whenever they come to their minds (instead of “Let it Go”…ha!). Maddie especially is always asking what the next Scripture song will be!
The Lord is also showing me that I need to simplify things. You can really tell a lot about a person in the way the write on a blank piece of paper or the way they decorate their house. Weird, right? But it’s true! I want to be a simple person who wants to prioritize things the way the Lord wants me to. I feel like when I do this, He provides peace in my heart and less stress.
Thanks for reading and hearing my heart. It might be jumbly to some of you, but it makes sense in my head 😉 How long do you wait before you weed out “stuff” from your life and home? I say, if you haven’t used it in a year to year and a half, clean that junk out!