Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 1

Why Clean?


  1. A clean house calms me, makes me happy, and frees me to play with my children.

    (After looking at others' I realized I didn't put anything about my husband. Honestly, though, he is not that picky about my house as long as there are clean clothes to wear, the kitchen isn't overrun with dishes, and he can walk through the living room. Gotta tell you...that has made it easy for me since those are givens in my mind!

    BUT... what he doesn't like is a scatterbrained, frustrated, grumpy wife. So, I realized, in making ME feel better by keeping my house clean, I am, in turn, blessing him...AND my children because they don't care about a perfect house. They DO care about Mommy time.

  2. Mary:

    A Clean Home:
    - Dispels marital tension
    - Enables me to practice hospitality and minister to others
    - Gives Caleb the freedom to crawl and develop
    - Allows our house to be USED
    - Relieves stress
    - Gives me confidence

    I Make Our House A Home For:
    - Samuel
    - Josiah
    - Matthew
    - Caleb
    - Myself

    . . . she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly.
    Proverbs 31:25-26

    - Nutella
    - Windex
    - Oven Cleaner

  3. why clean?

    for peace
    to be functional
    to breathe
    to enjoy

    "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9, NASB

  4. A clean house gives my family freedom from stress, nagging, allergens, and hazards.
    A clean house creates an atmosphere of peace, accompanied by good moods.
    A clean house provides the opportunity to nurture relationships.
    A clean house inspires us to accomplish other {important, life-giving} things.
    A clean house is what my family deserves.