Wes & me…
♥ our 40th Anniversary ♥

“All I know of tomorrow is that Providence will rise before the sun.”

site up and running again…

Hello girlfriends… thanks for stopping in! After the strange hit this site’s taken, and the destruction of some files, and my inability to even “get in” I’ve spent (with the gracious help from my husband!) the better part of this week trying to reconstruct this site along with reconnecting broken links to the original AChristianHome.org site.

Many links are still not working, and pages are still missing but in time I hope to restore them, too. As you’ll see, many of the antiquated pages linked to the original site have

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Love to Mamas of Prodigals

The very mention of the word, prodigal, brings to mind a flood of memories. I’ve written about, spoken at retreats and women’s studies, and have shared my own experiences as a mamas of prodigals.

I had a section on the old site – a page dedicated to prodigals and waywards. So often, through the years, I’ve had women share their stories, share advice, share their struggles and disappointments and feelings of utter failure and hopelessness. Usually all I can say is that I understand. They probably think I don’t. But

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slow progress is better than no progress.

So, thank you for stopping by today. I cannot get to the transferring of an avalanche of material/messages/links/corrections from the the old ACH site… so, thank you for bearing with me. I have made additions to the Mama’s Journal @ thewelcomehome.net site. May the Lord bless you and your home… and remember: slow progress is better than no progress. So whatever you’re facing, whatever you do today, choose to progress… 🙂 Little by little… changes can be extremely valuable.

mama's journal @ the welcome home

Tidying. You’re Still You.

The problem with attempting to make dramatic changes, or to carry out new resolutions, or most anything, really, is that we’re still the same people with the same proclivities, habits, personal styles, bents. The tidying, or in my case, the project of eliminating clutter, only lasts as long as the determination/work/project continues. No matter where you are in the project of eliminating clutter or tidying, you’re still you.

You’re still you. I’ve had to repeat this to myself many times in the last couple of weeks as I

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Clutter is Relative

There’s a saying, One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I kept this in mind from time to time as I proceeded through my month-long activity of eliminating clutter in our home. I also had in mind a couple of other thoughts that sort of guided my process: I’m doing this for me and our family and clutter is relative! After an initial confrontation, I purposely blocked out a couple of thoughts: cost/origin of the item and other’s opinions/style. I kept in mind the goal of eliminating clutter,

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Open Space

One of the challenges I’ve been experiencing as I have been going through closets, cupboards, and drawers specifically — and rooms, in general is newly exposed space: open space! If you’re either a Queen Of Quite A Lot or a Saver Of Quite A Lot, you just might find yourself in a quandary. No, not the first day, not the second day, but a couple of weeks after you uncover OPEN SPACE in your home, your natural tendency will be to FILL it! Fill it back up. Quickly.

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