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February 13, 2010


Alice this is so simple and so lovely. Thank you for sharing it.

A good friend once shared with me something similar to what you wrote. She said that when she looks at the mess in her house and yard, she has to remind herself that she is doing something more important than trying to keep a house clean, she is tending the gardens of her children's hearts. May we mothers always remember what God is calling us to do!

Thank you Alice. I've so enjoyed hearing more from you lately, and this analogy is such a lovely one to remember during those times of discouragement!

I'm new to your blog, but certainly identify with this post. Thanks. It helps me take a breath. :)

I've been sifting out rocks today. :-)

I heard an idea for Lent, to declutter 40 bags in 40 days and felt inspired by it. I've already got two and I haven't even gotten started.

this is an encouragement to me as i have been struggling with guilt about all i dont get done around the house. thank you

I just love this analogy. What keeps me going is to practice gratitude - as I wash the dishes, for example, to be thankful for the food that we had.

Thank you so much for sharing this, Alice. It is so good to hear from you again. This analogy certainly applies in our household as well. Perhaps I can apply this during Lent to put the finishing touches on our home. But then again, is a home ever really finished?

What a beautiful way to describe the house! I often feel the same way, and have to work hard to keep myself from becoming discouraged. Then I remember, my boys are happy and healthy, and that's what matters!

What an encouraging thought.

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