Monday, March 23, 2015

The Heaviness of Clutter

Clutter is heavy.  It weights us down physically and emotionally.  It seems inescapable.
However, that is a lie meant to destroy and keep us from moving on in our lives.

So, do we have to live this way?
Do we need everything that is weighting us down and making our lives heavy 
and our souls frustrated?


We can find a better way.
The first is to trust in God to help us see exactly what to keep and not to keep.
You are not sure.  Ask Him.  It all belongs to Him anyway.

Next, trust that He will answer you in your heart.  Listen for His voice.
What does He whisper to you?

Does He tell you to trust Him even in this mess -- the mess of your heart and your home?
Does He tell you, I love you?
He does.  He really does.
He would not have sent
 His only son Jesus to die for your sins
 if  He did not love you.

So, you can ask Him to help you with this, and not feel guilty about it.
 He cares about this burden you carry, and he wants you to have peace in your heart.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Body Clutter, Cleaning House, and the Month of March

My Goal for March is to begin working on body clutter more intensely.  I plan to post more often in Loving Ourselves, Finding Ourselves, as well as on the corresponding Facebook group.  I would love to have you join me.

My plan is to eat healthier, according to what my body needs;  but, on the other hand, I do not plan to get myself in a position of feeling like I am on a diet.  However, if I want to lose the few pounds I have gained from emotional eating, which for me usually means eating more sweets and eating when I am not hungry, I need to do some things to get myself back on the right track.

That does not mean I will be bound by the scale, but I know in my heart that I need to pay more attention to what I eat and move more.  I will not tell you whether you should be on a particular food plan.  However, I am going to be finding out what I need to do, and I will share the valleys and the victories.  It's hard work, and it's so much better when that is shared.

Meanwhile, back at the hacienda, remember that cleaning house Is Exercise.  This is movement that counts, so if you are cleaning up your cluttered areas and taking care of your home, you are getting exercise!  Hooray!

Finally, I am posting 2 Habits of the Month.  One involves what we eat, and the other involves cleaning up the clutter in your home and/or office  Don't take on too much.  I don't want you to feel overwhelmed.  Do what you can do, but do not obsess about it.