The Rules

Today I’m excited and extremely nervous…butterflies are skittering around in my stomach.  I’ve taken a leap out of my comfort zone and into the unknown.  It’s one thing to type my thoughts and feelings here, no one knows me.  It’s quite another when you lay it on out there for the group (

The voting has taken place, the space has been announced, The Craft Space.  I’ve prayed and written and prayed some more.  No going back now.

Father, may this be all the group expects.  May it touch them and open them up to more of  You, Father.  Amen.

”                                                                                                                                                     The Rules:

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. “1 Corinthians 10-13 (NIV)

Please don’t post any pictures of your rooms.  We’ll do that in week 4.  I don’t want anyone to feel overwhelmed.  I also truly believe that organizing is a deeply personal thing.  What works for one doesn’t always work for another.  Sometimes when we are stumped we rely on people, places or things instead of figuring it out on our own.

Don’t rush!  The space we are building is being laid on a very solid foundation ~ Jesus Christ.  We need to concern ourselves with what and how we build on top of it.

Hold off on organizing shopping! We often think the solution is stock up running out to the nearest shop and stocking up on what you “think” you need.  BIG MISTAKE.  Getting organized does not start out with a shopping trip. Shop for storage items only after you’ve done some de-cluttering.  You need to understand where the problem lays, the cause and solution.  There’s no sense, not to mention expensive, to get items if they won’t solve the problem.

Thoughts to Remember: Our purpose is to find a home for every item. Just as we need a home, so do our things.  If our things don’t have a home they will pile up on counters, tables, and floors. Storing items in the room, in the space where they are used makes more sense.  If it’s something you use frequently, make sure the storage place is easy to access. If you need to reach or get a stool to get something or put something away, odds are that you aren’t going to use it.

Now, without further ado… “

The start of the challenge has begun!  Please follow along with us, either here or with the group at



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