Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bible Reading: Leviticus 11-12; Psalm 44

IMG_0001_2Area of Focus: March 1-7—The Living Room/Family Room

Each Tuesday is Duster Dance Day—Grab your duster, put on some music, set a timer for 10 minutes and see if you can beat the timer.

Declutter Each Day for 15 to 20 minutes.

Walk in God’s Love

Cleaning Your BlindsLet’s play sock puppet! Put an old cotton sock on your hand and let that sock swipe away all the dust on the slats of the blinds. Better yet put on two socks and let them kiss in the middle! Everyone knows sock puppets just love to eat dust and kiss. If you find some stubborn spots dampen a cloth and apply a little extra energy to remove it. Don’t start with water. Water + Dirt = Mud

Basically True

  • Don’t use a dirty cloth to clean. When a cloth becomes dirty switch to a clean cloth. Use a bucket of clean water to rinse out your cloth to keep the wash water clean.
  • Start at the top and work down unless you are washing walls. If you start at the top when washing a wall you will have trails down your wall from the water that drips.
  • Use both hands as much as you can when cleaning or dusting.
  • Keep a vacuum cleaner handy when cleaning out drawers and cabinets to get the crumbs,  dust and dirt out of the corners.

Walking Through Philippians—Philippians 3:1-11 The Priceless Value of Knowing ChristIMG_0371

Why does Paul write these things?

  • 1Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things,
  • and I do it to safeguard your faith.

What does Paul warn us about?

  • 2Watch out for those dogs,

Who are those dogs?

  •  those people who do evil,
  • those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved.

What about circumcision? Don’t we still need for men to be circumcised?

  •  3For we who worship by the Spirit of Godare the ones who are truly circumcised.
  • We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us.
  • We put no confidence in human effort,

Wouldn’t Paul have been circumcised? Hadn’t he followed the Law?

  • though I could have confidence in my own effort if anyone could. Indeed, if others have reason for confidence in their own efforts, I have even more!
  • 5I was circumcised when I was eight days old.
  • I am a pure-blooded citizen of Israel
  • and a member of the tribe of Benjamin—a real Hebrew if there ever was one!
  • I was a member of the Pharisees, who demand the strictest obedience to the Jewish law.
  • 6I was so zealous that I harshly persecuted the church.
  • And as for righteousness, I obeyed the law without fault.

What had Paul’s attitude been toward keeping the Law?

  • 7I once thought these things were valuable,
  • but now I consider them worthless
  • because of what Christ has done.
  • 8Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
  • For his sake I have discarded everything else,
  • counting it all as garbage,
  • so that I could gain Christ
  • 9and become one with him.
  • I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law;

How do I become righteous?

  • rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ.
  • For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.

What did Paul want?

  • 10I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead.
  • I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!

Tomorrow—Pressing Toward the Goal

Hugs,

Mary

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bible Reading: Leviticus 13-14; Psalm 45

 Area of Focus: March 1-7—The Living Room/Family Room

Each Wednesday is Desk DayIMG_0001

  • Pay Bills
  • Catch Up on Phone Calls, Notes, & Cards
  • Bring Current Personal and Family Business Up to Date
  • File

Declutter Each Day for 15 to 20 minutes.

Walk in God’s Love

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