Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. –Psalms 51:10-12

I have not been happy.

In the last 6 months, I have lost sight of the things that are truly important to me; my relationship with God, and my relationship with Sean and the kids. I have not been praying or reading my Bible the way I should. I have been grumbly and resentful with the kids and Sean. I just wanted to be left alone. Long story short, God showed me yesterday that if I kept walking around this house with the attitude that everyone should “just leave me alone” that was exactly what was going to happen. My kids were going to grow up resenting me, and would be glad to get away from me as soon as possible. Sean, not any time in the near future, but eventually, would just leave. That is not what I want.

SO some things are going to change, have to change, in my life and in my blog. I don’t know exactly how I am going to get things back on track, but it’s going to start with prayer and the Bible.

I am also starting a new devotional. It is called the Clean Heart Clean Home Challange The woman who runs this wrote a devotional (PDF here) that goes with the blog and everything. I briefly read a few of the devtionals on the blog yesterday, and every single one of them really spoke to my heart. I am looking forward to doing it, with a few modifications. Our garage was here before we were, my FIL built it to hold “stuff” they wanted to store but didn’t have room for while they built their house. Now it holds absolutely everything that is “too good to throw away, but we don’t need it in the house” from three families. It also holds an absolute abundance of snakes and mice. I refuse to clean that out by myself. So that won’t be getting done, no matter how many lists it’s on, LOL.

So far, that’s my plan. As with all plans we humans come up with, it is subject to modification by the One whose plan supercedes all others, but it is a plan.

Well, there is other stuff I want to talk about, but this is already long, so I guess that’s all for today. I’m sorry if it got a little too personal today, but that is also part of my push for change. More about that tommorrow.

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