Monthly Archives: February 2008

Tackle It Tuesday!

I decided to join the Tackle It Tuesday, hosted by 5 Minutes for
We are moving in a month or so & I have a lot of sorting through & cleaning out.
Today object of my efforts is the closet under the stairs.  We call it our own Narnia Wardrobe.  It is a horrible place to go unlike the real Narnia.  Coats hang in the front and then there is a long narrow space behind it that was meant to be home to my seasonal decoration boxes.  But instead it has become the “I don’t know where else to put this, so I will throw it in here.” Closet.
So, that is what lies ahead of me today including school lessons with my kids, a doctor appointment with my son & taking my girls to Bible Study this evening.  Somewhere in there I need to get the towels and & sheets washed & maybe even a meal made.
Out comes the crock pot & the most capable child launder’s.  Thank goodness I have so many kids to do stuff or I would get nothing done! 
I made it.   By 4:00 I had the closet all cleaned out & the junk properly disposed of…kinda.
It was quite embarrassing what all I found.  I couldn’t figure out how all of these trash bags got into the closet.  My 14 year old son is the explanation.  Someone had given us bags and bags of clothes.  I didn’t need any of it so I was going to take them to the local donation center.  They were put into the garage until I could take them out.  When they disappeared from the garage I thought that my ever so thoughtful husband had loaded them up & taken them for me.  No, instead my son was cleaning out the garage & needed a place to put the bags so he threw them in the closet.  Ugh!  Here are so extremely embarrassing pics to prove how bad it was. 
messy closet
 Obviously,this is the “before” picture.  I told you it was bad!
clean closet
And here is the fruit of my labor!
I won’t show you the giant pile of trash bags that I’m about to load up in my van and TODAY take to the donation center.  I’m not risking my son trying to “clean” the garage again.

Growing in Grace Online magazine for Girls


I can’t say enough about Growing in Grace.  I found this website a month or so ago & really liked what I saw.  Now, they finally have their first magazing for Girls ready.  Is is full of info that would interest any teen girl, but it is safe & directs them to the Lord.  What a nice relief that is.  Our girls are so saturated by the filfth of the world that it is really hard for them to stay focused on their relationship with God unless you never let them leave the house (which I have seriously considered).

Below, I have included a portion from their website that describes what they are all about.  I would highly encourage you to take a moment and visit their site & then let your daughter spend some time there also.  If you like it and agree with them then let your friends know & send them to the site also.

From their site;

Welcome to Growing in Grace Magazine! We are a mother-daughter ministry publication that desires to bring encouragement to relationships in the lives of women of all ages. Our most treasured and valued relationship is with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When we have our relationship with Him in it’s proper place, then all our other relationships can be blessed by Him. The Bible says that there is none righteous, no not one. Praise the Lord for His saving grace. He freely gives us His grace, knowing full well that we are not perfect. Our relationships will never be perfect, but as we are ‘Growing in Grace’ we will see His love and mercy abound as we strive to live in that grace.