Saturday, October 1, 2011

31 Days {Day 1} The Things that Make for Peace

Welcome to 31 Days of Seeking Peace in the Midst of the Mess!  If this is your first time here, scroll down to read day one.  Otherwise, here are the current links to the rest of the series...
{Day 2} Be Still
{Day 3} What Are You Thinking?
{Day 4} Grace for the Good Girl
{Day 5} My Grandmother's Example
{Day 6} Let Yourself "Get-away"
{Day 7} It's Gonna Be Worth It
{Day 8} When You Receive Crushing News
{Day 9} When You Need a Miracle Pt. 1
{Day 10} When You Need a Miracle Pt. 2
{Day 11} It All Starts with Thanksgiving
{Day 12} Seasons Change
{Day 13} Take a Break
{Day 14) What Do You Stand For ?
{Day 15} Live With Purpose
{Day 16} And I Quote...
{Day 17} Directions Please
{Day 18} Where My Girls At?
{Day 19} Just Say No
{Day 20} Believe in Your Yes
{Day 21} Running to Stand Still
{Day 22} Above All
{Day 23} Switching Gears
{Day 24} Menu Planning
{Day 25} Heroine? Saint? Housekeeper?
{Day 26} The Home Management Binder
{Day 27} Super Woman vs. Abiding Woman
{Day 28} Helpful Links
{Day 29} Create a Mudroom Using What You Have
{Day 30} Looking for Peace?
{Day 31} Take a Risk

I came across this quote recently from Thomas A. Kempis.

Yes, I desire peace...a big ol' helping please.  But these days it seems to be a battle to keep my peace amongst all the demands and rushing about.  Some days the peace seems to escape me as soon as my feet hit the floor and the rush of getting my 3 elementary school boys ready for school begins.

I do desire peace.  Peace in my house, peace in my schedule, peace in my mind, peace with who I am and how I'm spending my time, etc, etc.

So all that said, am I desiring the things that make for peace in those areas?  I think so.  Desiring them enough to do something about it?  Well, that's just why I decided to take this 31 Day challenge from The Nester.  I'm going to seek after peace by pursuing the things that would make for peace in this juggling girl's life.

Such as:
Pursuing regular quiet prayer/meditation time
Tackling organization projects
Simplifying the weekly schedule
Prioritizing creative time
Cultivating relationships with those who matter most
Meal planning
Beautifying my home on a dime
(and maybe just getting some sleep)

I'll be pursuing these things and sharing right here for the next 31 days.  Plus, I'll pass on some other goodies that I've already implemented that have brought a little peace to the house.

A Family Purpose Statement
A Daily Home Binder
A Family Command Center
My "Mini-Mudroom"

I'll make sure to share lots of pictures and pass on some books and blogs that have taught me along the way.

Starting tomorrow, {Day 2}, we'll begin dealing with the "inner mess" and highlighting the things that bring inner peace.  That way we'll be set up to tackle the "outer mess" and bring peace to those trouble areas later in the series.

So, I hope you'll join me here all this month

What things can you do, or have you done, that would make for more peace in your life?
Leave a comment, I'd love to hear your ideas.

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Alene said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Can't wait. Needing more suggestions. Quiet times are the best, but there always seems to be more mess than quiet. If you know what I mean.

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Maureen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Alene, I know exactly what you mean! Hoping for that to change over these 31 days! :)

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