I have created a new definition for clutter. Clutter is an accumulation of things out-of-place and order that disrupts peace, tranquility and creativity.
Busyness has a way of taking life from a cool, calm and collected state. Organization goes out the door because your home turns into a hotel room. You sleep there, get up and go and return at the end of the day continuing to clutter.
Mail, papers and clothes become lost-they can’t find their homes. As a result of that piles of clutter appear all over the place. They grow and grow and grow some more. It makes you think the next step is a starring role on the Hoarders show.
In order to not be the hoarders star, clutter has to be evicted. Before the eviction notice can be delivered the busy schedule needs to be revisited and reworked. Do all those things need to be done. Will they make you or break you? What are the top three things you want to do well? Pick them and eliminate everything else. Next step is devise a plan. Get help or do it yourself.
Clutter I want to speak to you. Your time is short in my home. You are a squatter and you have to go. So pack your bags and hit the door. You are evicted.
I’ve gone from too many pieces that I didn’t know what to do to a great addition to my office space. I’ve said goodbye to a chair that served faithfully many years. The only problem was I forgot to take a memory photo before I sent it on its way. Oh well, I remember in my heart.
I welcome this new addition and expect it to serve me many years. A really comfortable place to write my blogs and more.
Just like the nursery rhyme about the woman who lived in a shoe and had so many children she didn’t know what to do, I have a chair I ordered that has so many pieces I don’t know what to do.
I guess I’ll stop whining and get busy putting the pieces of this puzzle in the right places so I can get it up and working.
The sound of the shofar is a divine message
Sent to you and me
Things in the past no longer can be
Because we’re being set free
Hear the sound,
The glorious sound
I participated in an art class today where I created this beautiful masterpiece.
I love flowers. All varieties. Indoors, outdoors. Everywhere.
I have a soft spot in my heart for Orchids. I’d buy one every time I’d go to the store but I have to contain myself, mainly because I don’t have room to place them around my home.
One sad issue had been in the past was I never could get them to bloom again. They would eventually die. I love them so much that in spite of every one I’d buy, they’d die. Then in the last two years a miracle happened. My Orchids started thriving and have been blooming multiple times.
I’ve never had three Orchids bloom at the same time before. That is unless I bought them all at once and they were in full bloom. This is the third time one of them bloomed. These flowers have lasted a very long time and that is why I wanted to share their beauty.
You might want to say, “what about the little pot in the front. Well that Orchid never had any flowers. When I bought it, it was barren and half dead. My mercy took over and I brought it home with me. I guess Maybe a green thumb is in the mix. It’s still alive and for that I’m thankful. Just wanted to share.
Do you have any flowers adding joy to your house?
In my quiet time I read Day 50 in the Book of Mysteries written by Jonathan Cahn. The title is The Exodus Factor and is about the Ivrim.
It means Hebrew-Those who cross over. The Hebrews crossed over the Red Sea and the River Jordan to get to the Promised Land. They crossed the Red Sea to get out of Egypt (old land). before they could cross the River Jordan (new Land).
In Genesis 12 God told Abram to leave everything he knew and go where He was going to show him. Abram might have been a little nervous about those instructions but he obeyed anyway.
As I read this the Lord showed me my journey begins in my head. I have to leave those fearful thoughts-renew my mind with faith filled thoughts before I can enter the promised land He has for me. My faith in Him and the process He is taking me through will in deed take me to where He wants me.
If you need to get to your promised land but you feel like you’re being delayed, remember you have to get out of the old land, physically, mentally or emotionally. You have to breakthrough and move to the new land. It can be done.
Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 12:51; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22-24