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How Should A Christian Tidy Up?

In this week’s Free Lance-Star column I shared my thoughts on Netflix’s new television series “Tidying Up” with Marie Kondo.

You can read that column by visiting the Free Lance-Star website. The free printables I mentioned at the end of the column can be found at the bottom of this page.

Full disclosure, I am one of the last people you should be taking advice from when it comes to decluttering your house. I tend to fall into the category of people who can’t let go of things that have sentimental value or that I think I might be of use some day. I have the stuffed animal collection and fabric stash to prove it.

UFOs (UnFinished Objects)? Yep, I have those too. I love to start craft projects, but as a process person, I tend to not care if I ever finish them. But I have every intention of doing so, someday. That includes the unicorn latch hook rug that I started when I was seven years old.

But, I have begun to realize that not only does my home have limited storage capacity, my mind has a finite capacity to deal with the mental clutter caused by too much stuff.

So, while I may not agree with all of Kondo’s methods and motivations, I definitely agree that there is a freedom to be found in the letting go.

Just don’t tell that to the half stitched unicorn living in a box in my garage.

I love putting Scripture verses up around my house to remind me of the truths the Lord is teaching me. I created these for my own use, but thought you might enjoy using them, as well. Let me know what you think!

PS – I am currently scheduling engagements for 2019. I would love to chat with you about the possibility of speaking at your church or ministry event. Use the form linked above to start the conversation. I look forward to hearing from you!

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