Monday, February 28, 2011

Enough Said

James 4:4 (King James Version)

4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Starting your day right with the minimum

Starting your day with the minimum~!

Just to make things clear sweet sisters, I know the only way to start your day right is to start it with the Lord. So do that, everyday, without a reminder from your sister Tracylea. But today's topic is doing the minimum, just for today, to start your day right. There are three minimum things you need to do each day.

1.) Make your bed the moment you wake up. YES. All the way. Clear everything off and make it neatly. Your bedroom may be a mess, but make the bed. When the littles, or bigs in my case, wake up, have them make their beds too. Nice huh? Next:

2.) Go through your house and open all the curtains and blinds, even in the rooms where there are sleepers. If you live in a warm climate open at least one window. Let the sunshine in, or the clouds for that matter. Next:

3.) Go to your kitchen. Take everything off the kitchen table. EVERYTHING. Put it away, throw it away or find it a home. Next....are you ready.....put on a tablecloth. Yes, I mean it. I know it will get spilled on, it will get messy, do it anyway, just please trust me on this one. If you don't have a tablecloth use a pretty towel, sheet or piece of material, anything that may brighten the room. Look for tablecloths on sale or at the thrift store. At the end of your day, take the table cover off and put in the wash and find one for the next day. I have 10, crazy!!!, but have bought them over the years at less than $5.00 each (on a personal preference note here, I like all cotton ones, not the flannel backed kind, but that is up to you).

Ok, so take a look around. Looks better huh. At least a little~! Try doing this "minimum" for the next week, everyday. Let me know how it worked out. I will pray that this brings about a "minimum" amount of change in your keeping of your home. Ask your husband or children what they think. I imagine it will make a surprising difference.

And sweet friends, back to my original thought. Sisters if you are not meeting with the Lord first thing in the morning, all this will be for nothing. Take a few minutes and seek His will for your day. You won't regret it!@!

Blessings, Tracylea

Today I am linking up with {TITUS 2}SDAYS over at Time-Warp Wife

Monday, February 21, 2011

Laundry Day

Ladies, Monday is laundry day at our house. Is it at yours? Don't be lazy on laundry day, get it all done. Today take the time to read your labels on your softener and detergent. Don't use too much of either, this can be wasteful and bad for your clothing. If you need to start your day earlier, then get up, eat a good breakfast and start. Get the whole gang involved. Let's wash, fold and put away everything by the time our dh gets home. Now get busy.

Proverbs 31:27
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

For more wonderful advice please read Large Family Logistics: The Art and Science of Managing the Large Family (really any family) by Kim Brenneman

Blessings, Tracylea

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Today I heard a most interesting thing. An acquaintance of mine was boasting about something they are doing. Where is concerns me is that the something they were boasting about has caused them to be sinful. I think so, but do they? No, this person isn't one to take sin lightly. But wrapped in the gold bowed package of modern living what they were boasting about is often admired, yet it is sinful. Sisters sin is sin, even in a beautifully wrapped package. So don't boast about it. There is only one thing that the bible says we are to boast on:

Romans 15:17
Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.

But there are many admonishments against boasting:

Jeremiah 23:32
"Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams," declares the LORD, "and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit," declares the LORD.

1 Corinthians 5:6
Your boasting is not good Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?

And our wonderful bible is pretty clear on what to do with sin:

Romans 7:13
But how can that be? Did the law, which is good, cause my death? Of course not! Sin used what was good to bring about my condemnation to death. So we can see how terrible sin really is. It uses God's good commands for its own evil purposes.

1 Corinthians 15:56
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

Oh dear sisters, we must always watch our words. For the evil one is only looking for a small crack to come in.

Blessings, Tracylea


About Me

A Keeper of My Home, a wife, a mother, a friend, A God lover, Christ worshipper. I am wife of one really cute man, mommie of one fantastic son and daughter of Christ. I love to Keep My Home. It is my favorite thing to do.