Do you ever find yourself looking for a different idea during the season of lent? Rather than giving up sweets or soda, how about giving up clutter? Each day, go into one area or room in your house and fill up a bag of things to get rid of. Since you obviously don't want to end up with an empty house, you may not want to do this challenge for 40 days. So let's try doing it for one week!
If you're anything like me, you may not be able to stop once you start. One minute I'm dusting the blinds, then the next minute I'm distracted by the finger prints on the glass and move on to that task without finishing the first. I feel like there's so much clutter distracting me that I bounce around from room to room, overwhelmed and just wanting to magically make it all go away. If we complete this clutter challenge and get rid of one bag a day for a week, then maybe there won't be as much left around to distract us. My only advice is to do it while your kids aren't looking so they don't see what you have in the bag (we all know how that ends).
Meet Jenn. Her warm smile probably has you feeling like you've known her for years. She has the gift of making others feel welcome and understood. Jenn somehow manages to always be punctual, even with a household of three little girls to corral. She's got a huge heart for animals and an eye for the perfect jewelry to match any outfit. A good heart-to-heart, ending in a laugh 'til it hurts kind of moment, feeds her soul. Jenn sees God in the people and beauty that surrounds her.