On a personal note...

It honestly feels a bit petty to share this, given the situations of others around the world. Christians being persecuted and martyred for their commitment to Christ. Natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes and earthquakes decimating communities. People losing jobs, homes breaking up, and children being abused. All these things are so real and so serious and so much  more important than the thoughts I have to share today.

But it's where I am. And I always want to be real with you. And since this is where God has me, then I need to be faithful and true where I am. Maybe there is some encouragement or blessing for someone in here somewhere!

Here's where I am, at least it's my plan for the next few months.

Cleaning out.

Getting rid of things that I do not need or do not want.

Creating an atmosphere of serenity and productivity. Not just in living areas but also in storage spaces.

I have wanted to do it for a while but now I am committed. I've even already begun but just couldn't decide whether to share it with y'all.  Because it seems too trivial.

But it's where I am.

So here I go -

Why clean out/declutter? That's where I begin.

Here are my reasons:
1. Clutter bothers me.
2. Having a cluttered home is not blessing my family.
3. It's a stewardship issue. Of time and possessions.

Living in cluttered, disorganized spaces is not just annoying. It's not just a time waster and an eyesore. Studies show that it is a major stress contributor, even being linked to depression.
Ain't nobody got time for that!

Soooooooooo, the process has begun.

I am sharing my journey with you primarily to hold myself accountable. (That's likely what has held me back from sharing it before now!) And maybe my journey will encourage someone else to get rid of the clutter in their life, too.

I am inviting you to join me. Not just as a spectator but also as a participant.
Will you commit to this with me?

I'll keep you posted on my progress...and I'd love to hear from you!  Any suggestions or motivations or personal stories - I'd love to hear about it all!