Saturday, March 19, 2011

De-Clutter

It was during Spring Cleaning last year that my husband decided to redecorate our, "TV' room.

He removed book cases and books and packed them all away in boxes and boxes. His remark was, “We never read these anyway.” I managed to snatch a few favorites and place them in our guest room. All the photos that graced the tops of the book cases were packed and put away.

Our room looks lovely with new paint, new carpet, our recovered comfortable old sofa, and some paintings that we purchased years ago from the “Starving Artist art Show.”

My sweet hubby even purchased a Lazy Boy chair for my Birthday for me to relax in while we watch TV together at night.

My current reading materials are on a small table in my restroom. (My quiet place) There sits my daily devotional, a few magazines and a small Bible. Honestly I must confess that I read my Bible each evening from the free E-Sword which I consider the best Bible program out there. I also use E-Sword to search for certain scriptures that I may desire to insert into one of my posts. The following is a good verse.

Psalms 45:1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

My daughter has a Kindle and my son has something else that is similar. His gadget also has a GPS along with free books and other books you may purchase.

Truthfully my computer keeps me busy reading blog posts from internet friends, so I actually do not envy those with Kindles and I-Pods.

I praise the Lord for technology and all the amazing devices available today. We live in a wonderful age in time. Soon more exciting and also sad to say - - increasing devastating occurrences may be on the next page in time.

There is a new awareness that the day is short as we view all the terrors and tragedy that is happening today.

The Bible tells us that as the Day of the Lord approaches, there will be earthquakes, fires and much fear in the hearts of people.

Those who have placed their trust in God, have nothing to fear even if they go through trials for He has promised to be with us at all times.

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

This post was entered at: http://www.culturesmithconsulting.com/2011/03/bread-and-attitudes-for-the-choosing/  for the Simplify Series

5 comments:

  1. Yes, this trust is a trust that eternity is real. And that God holds eternity in his hands.

    Thanks for the sweet comment over at Green Inventions :)

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  2. Thank you,its enlightening..Sunday Morning here in Singapore.I'll be back. Marelie.

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  3. Decluttering is one of the subjects I've not yet tackled on the Simplify Journey, but it's coming... I can feel it.

    As a side note, but particularly meaningful to me: For the last few months, I've had Psalm 45:1 as a verse to memorize. It's underlined in my Bible and written in my journal. I've got the general idea, but don't know it yet word for word. Then, this morning in Sunday School, someone mentioned something in Psalm 45 (later in the passage) and guess what jumped off the page? You guessed it. Verse 1, underlined in purple. And now this post. Think God is telling me something??

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  4. I'll take those bookcases! Maybe the books, too? :)

    On the other hand, I do appreciate things looking and feeling more streamlined. My love of books battles that craving for visual simplicity in my living space.

    Glad you snatched a few titles before they were packed away!

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  5. Linking arms with you for a simple focus.

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