Saturday, December 3, 2011

Step Into the Sonshine

It's Saturday.  I love Saturdays, but probably not for the same reason you do.  I love to clean my house!
Yep...I'm hooked.  Not because of a husband who demands it, nor did I grow up with a strict task-master of a Mom; (although Mom taught me the beauty of order and cleanliness).   I learned a valuable lesson my first year of college.  I wanted a "professional" secretary job, but was handed a bucket, scrub brush and a bottle of Tidy-Bowl instead.  I was grumpy at work one day, when the Lord reminded me of all He's done for me.  The tune to an old hymn with the phrase "The cleansing wave, I see,  I see!  I plunge and, oh, it cleanses me" was brought to the forefronts of my mind, while my head was down in the toilet bowl.  Within an instance, my attitude changed about menial work.....forever!   I find great joy, energy, and pleasure in keeping a tidy home....for my family, my friends who visit, my piano students I teach each week, and mostly for my Jesus. 
Today, sun rays are beaming in through every door, window and skylight.  And although that's a glorious feeling it also exposes the spots and smudges and streaks I didn't see the night before with my "mood lights" glowing in room to room.  That wonderful the truth.  I needed to do a little work.  Which reminds me, that when we allow God's light to shine on us, He tenderly points out some pride here in the corner, some layers of bitterness over there on the shelf, and some cobwebs in those areas we are not so fond of checking.  So step into his "Sonshine" and make sure you're squeaky clean, reflecting Him!


  1. That's good stuff, Ma! Good Stuff!
    And people, I attest to a squeaky cleanness of my Mother's home.

  2. I love this! I also love a clean and orderly home, but it is tough with an 11 yr old, 2 yr old, and 9 month old... all girls, and I work full time. I'm definitely not complaining... I love my life and consider myself to be very blessed... just wondering how you managed when your children were young... any advice?

  3. Carole, I'm so glad you've started to blog! With all the wisdom you have to share with the world, this is a great way to get your simple, every day, life messages across! Love ya!

  4. I LOVE the last paragraph. Beatifully said, they are the words I will roll around in my mind as I ask the Lord to point out my smudges to me.
    Thank you.

  5. Love it! And oddly, washing dishes is the most wonderful thing for me.... It reminds me of my grandmother who used to sing Amazing Grace and Sweet Hour of Prayer as she washed the dishes at her sink. I wash mine by hand sometimes just to smile in memory of her and sing along. God uses such interesting ways to touch us, doesn't He?