Friday, August 06, 2010

A Series? By Me? Oh, This Should Be Good ...

OK, y'all ... here's the deal.
I'm an organizer by nature.  Its just the way God made me.  I consider it my spiritual gift.  Don't laugh.  :)  Sometimes I feel silly thinking (much less saying) it, but it just seems to be the truth for my life.  
I like tidy (notice I didn't say don't come to my house with any expectations).  I like systems and routines.  Its just ingrained in me.  I'm hard-wired that way.  
Now, mix that in with being a homeschool mom with 4 kids age 9 and under at home.  Yeah ... doesn't really lend itself to tidy and organized.  But, I'm also a competitor, so lest these munchkins get the best of me ... organized and tidy it WILL be!  ;) 

I've noticed the last couple years that some of my friends are intrigued by this.  Interested in how I run my household.  As a woman who loves to help other women - especially when it comes to organization or making things run more smoothly - I dig it.  I've shared some of the things I use for running my home with several friends, but I haven't shared much here because I don't want anyone to think that I'm smug about it or a know-it-all in any way.  Far from it!  I'm constantly tweaking things and trying new systems to find what works best for me and for our family.  And, on THAT point, let me just say that I'm a HUGE believer in every family doing what works best for THEM.  God didn't create us to be the same.  Not in our spiritual journey, not in the way we raise our children, not in the way we run or organize our homes (all within Biblical guidelines, of course).  We are different on purpose and for a purpose.  

All that said, I've decided to do a series of posts about organization, running a household, etc. I feel totally presumptuous and completely ill equipped to be offering this for all the world to see ... but that's how I know its God's prompting.  I also know that there are lots of moms who read my blog and if it can help someone, then by all means, I'm on board.

I don't really know what its all going to look like yet - I just know I feel led to do it.  The "series" may be two posts.  I don't know.  I know I can't sit down and put it all into one post and I know its going to take some thought and a lot of prayer!  I'm just sharing from my heart.  So, take it for what its worth!  :)

"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."  Titus 2:3-5


stephanie said...

oh please let it be more than two posts!! i just can't wait! if it helps no one else you know this friend will benefit in some way from it!

Exum Family said...

That is probably the best thing I have ever read about families being different and needing to find what works for them. Thank you for being such a loving and understanding person. The world needs more women like you!!