Today, I will be focusing on tidying my home. We'll be away all morning for CC, so I know my time will be more limited - but I know that I can start at my front door and just walk through my whole house and put things away where they go. Now, getting them to stay there is another matter entirely!
The beauty that surrounds me will be even more beautiful when there aren't shoes and books lying around! It's just like how we care for our yards and even our hearts - weeding out things that don't belong to make room for the beauty we want to be surrounded with.
Isaiah 61:3, "...to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor."
Here are a few glimpses of our day -
We spent all morning and a bit of the early afternoon at CC today, and after Quiet Time - I did start at the front door and work all through the entry way and living room plus some of the dining room and kitchen tidying. I got lots of laundry put away and things taken care of!
For those of you who guessed that I am working on slip covers - you were right! Here is a little bit bigger of a peek. I don't want to show the whole thing until I'm done. I've gotten the larger couch finished!
After dinner, I worked on a few cloth napkins for a friend. Then, I ripped out (more) piping from the three throw pillows left for the couches. I made all the new piping and got the fabric cut out so I can hopefully get those finished very soon!
It's late now and I'm realizing I did not have my time in the Word today though I did read the entry in Jesus Calling. It is easy to feel defeated over that and I will try again tomorrow to begin the day right.
I did complete my chores for today and am pleased with the beauty added to my home just from tidying and putting things away.
How was your day?