I picked up some notebooks with a stack of papers on top and when I set them on the floor beside my desk, they slid and made a mess. I re-sorted them with these thoughts in mind:

  • Will I miss it if I toss it and will I use it if I keep it?
  • Two, will my children want it when I am gone?

If the answer is no to both, then I toss it.

Clutter, like a giant whale, seems ready to swallow me up. Each day I try to find several things that I can toss or donate, such as jewelry, books, or clothes. Today I found an apron and some placemats. Yesterday it was a white sweater.

Dear friend, if you have the same declutter issues in your home, feel free to use the two-question test.

My spiritual life can also become cluttered and it damages my relationship with the Lord.

I find my quiet time is best done first thing in the morning after I exercise on my bed. Otherwise, life happens, and I can easily find myself hurrying out the front door without asking my Creator what He has planned for my day.

Lord, please establish my way in the mornings as it says in Psalm 18:32 “It is God who girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect.”

Thanks for telling us in Jeremiah 32:27 that there is nothing too hard for You. Please help me to see what I can live without and declutter my house, so it doesn’t overwhelm me, and my children won’t have to deal with it when I am gone.