Deep Cleaning

I’m feeling the mid-winter blahs. (Yes, Chuck, I know Spring is supposedly close by, but, believe me, it looks and feels like we’ve got a long way to go.) I started knitting again, partly to use up the yarn I’ve accumulated, but mostly to have something to do during moments of boredom. Someone has said, however, that boredom is simply not wanting to do what one should. That would be true of me-I can think of all kinds of things I should be working on, but don’t wanna. I was perusing my blogs today, really just looking for a good topic for my next post (feeling blah here, too), when I saw that Eren posted about ordering seeds for her garden. That’s it! I thought. Planning our next garden is just the thing that could pull me out of the doldrums. Plus, it looks as if Aliyah’s upcoming Science unit on germination will require us to do some planting. I signed up for the catalog she was recommending right away. Later I thought, why is it I am always looking for things to do to avoid the things I should be doing, as I mentioned above? Why am I not facing the tough jobs head on, and getting them done?
I’ve decided to devote tomorrow to do some deep cleaning of our house. It is remarkable how much has been undone from our major cleaning for the open house. You can’t even tell that that cleaning, only three weeks ago, even took place. That’s how it is with our lives, as well. So much clutter can build up in our hearts and minds if we are not careful. This period of Lent is a good time to do some deep cleaning there, too. Look way back in the recesses; root out that bitterness, drive out those birds of contention from the attic, dust off the gifts of grace, mercy and peace, and put them to use.
So, while I clear out some closets tomorrow, hoping to only put half as much back into them, I’ll also be doing some inventory on me, rolling up my sleeves and getting to work. After all, we Kingdom folk really have no time to be bored.

3 Replies to “Deep Cleaning”

  1. I struggle with the same problems. Although, I cannot fathom how you can possibly be bored! I too fail to do the things I should be and yet find it easy to become bored. What a good message your blog has been for me!

  2. This was a great post. 🙂 I have been thinking about and praying about some of the things you wrote of. 🙂

  3. P.S. I just saw your note about the privacy on blogs. I feel very blah about being so anon on my blog. The fam blog that makes up for it, but it makes me consider I might want to drop this one.

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