Lent: Day 4 and 5…

Day 4: Order

I’ve been saying for some time now, that I need to get rid of the clothes that are too small for the kids or that they just refuse to wear.  The excess in their drawers and closets makes it nearly impossible to keep any of their rooms clean and clutter-free.  So, Saturday morning, we added some order.  We sorted and folded, packed and placed.

It’s good for me to be reminded that sometimes the tasks that seem insurmountable in all actuality take little to no time to accomplish.  We were rewarded for not fretting the job and just tackling it head on.  Now we can see the floor and actually walk into the walk-in closets.  It’s actually safe to enter now.

 “The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.”

Proverbs 29:25


Day 5: A Child

Before you gasp, throwing your hands over your mouth to contain a squeal, let me explain.  I invited a child over for the afternoon to play with the kids.  We are NOT expecting another baby. 🙂 This is a really rare thing, (yes, not expecting…AND inviting over other children) and I know many, many parents out there have other kids over all the time for playdates, especially on the weekends.  However, Sundays for us are very full and usually very exhausting, so to add another child to the mix was a big deal for this momma…and my kids.

Jesus blessed our family through this little girl.  My kids didn’t bicker or fight as much with another person in the mix.  The whole group dynamic changed and it was wonderful.  So, Sunday, I added a kid, and learned that my fear of the world imploding due to under-aged domination and tyranny was unfounded…well, at least with this particular group of kids. 🙂

 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man [or child] do to me?”

Psalm 118:6

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