Last Chance!

Yesterday I was sweeping up cereal (again), singing "Kix on the floor" (to the tune of "Pants on the Ground") and wondering if my home would ever be clean again when I realized something: if I had dirt floors, I wouldn't ever worry about them being...dirty. And I wouldn't have to worry about markers on the wall if my walls were straw. Or if I had no markers. I wouldn't ever dread doing the dishes if I only had one bowl and one cup.

It's not that my children are messy. It's that I am a hoarder of wealth. It's that I treasure things that were never meant to be treasured.

I am rich. And I am grateful for my riches, but I think I am finding out that the blessing isn't in the wealth, but in the opportunity to share wealth with people who truly need it. The opportunity to be generous. The opportunity to be like God in some small way.

Today is the last day to be entered into a giveaway for a copy of my book by donating (any amount) to the Healing Hands International "Well Wishes" project that will build a community well in a third world country. We are almost 4/5 of the way there, thanks in part to you, my generous readers! I can't thank you enough for what has been donated so far. It is going to feel so amazing to get this project finished!! And I can't wait to start on the next project, whatever that might be. I have a few ideas lined up that I'm excited about. :O) I have been thinking about things, and I want to change my life, make it more of a blessing to others in meaningful ways. I don't want to waste the precious time I have here, and my heart is burning to make a difference. It has been for a while now. I keep thinking about when Jesus spoke to the rich young man in the book of Mathew who followed all the commandments, but wanted to be "perfect". Jesus told him to sell his possessions and give to the poor, then follow him. But the man went away sad, because he had great wealth. He went away sad. I just don't want to be that person. I want something better.

Anyway, blah blah blah, :O) If you want to read more, donate, and enter the giveaway, 
And as always, I hope you're having a splendid day, and I love you to death. :O)


  1. "It's that I am a hoarder of wealth." I love that sentence. It is so true. Hope you have a great day, and less Kix on the floor.

  2. I remember many years where my house was clean. No one threw food on the floor, no one has forgotten books in the living room, or shose on the floor, and toys all over the house. Everything stayed right where I put it. I could keep the syringes and ampoules on the table, the gynecologist's paperwork everywhere, no one touched them
    . Thank God those years are over. Thank God there is someone toask him twenty times to return everything to the right place. Thank God there is someone who throws cereal on the floor even though he's already 7.
    Thank God there are two children who make the house messy and dirty.

  3. Amen. This is one of the many reasons we are living in a travel trailer for a year. I want to spend less time complaining about not being able to keep 3 bathrooms clean and more time with my four "messy" kids


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