Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Cleaning

Getting down to the places that need some spiffing up
can be a real challenge.
Thank God I have some help!
~ * ~
Heavenly Wishes
for a
Beautiful Week Ahead


Dianne said...

Wow! great message and reminds me of a story I wrote some years ago--may try to dig that thing up out of the archives.

Thanks, Maria, for reminding us in an ever so loving way that we have "cleaning" to do.

Love, D.

Barb said...

How true, Maria - I am continually wondering about my motives. Sometimes I wish they were purer! Time for a little spring-cleaning of my soul, I guess...

Wanda said...

Hi Maria, I'm sure your cleaning needs only to be done lightly.
I was coming to mention Barb and she was 1 step ahead of me!
Lo♥e to to Maria,

I deleted the one above, because I typed part of the verification word into the comment without knowing.

Wanda said...

Yes, we have cleaning to do!

Thanks for the beautiful reminder!

Julie Harward said...

Yes...thank God for a help us be clean again! I have had such a good Sabbath day..I hope you have too! :D

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Maris...yes, something about the coming of spring does bring on some cleaning...of every kind! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Diana said...

Cleaning is good for the soul!
Love Di ♥

Duchess of Tea said...

Maria darling what a unique post. Love the wording and the meaning behind it. Have a week full of blessings darling.

Love & Hugs

troutbirder said...

On a more mundane level I do try to help with the's just that spring hasn't arrived here yet.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a great message.

The wardrobe belonged to my in-laws, they made us take it 20 years ago. I don't love it, but it is certainly functional.

Thanks for all your great comments.

Teresa said...

Oh Maria...I do love your subtle reminders.
I need to copy this quote down.
This is my constant prayer...
let it be all about YOU is all about YOU!! xxooxx
I'm doing some BIG cleaning...on the house today!

Arija said...

It is good to sit in a quiet place and do some emotional spring cleaning. The little prayer is nice, but it is our responsibility to wipe the cobwebs from our soul, God after all, gave us free will to chose what we think and how we live our lives. Many things we accumulate in the larder of our memory which are outdated or no longer apply. Values, often from childhood, which are not our own and only make us guilty when we transgress them. Just like used paper plates after a party, put them in the bin, they have outlived their use and can be dispensed with.
It is good to periodically do this house cleaning and let go with love that which no longer serves us. It saves us from a lot of guilt trips. Guilt seeks punishment and why should we flagellate ourselves tor someone else's ideas of right ond wrong?

Just think about it.
Love Arija.

Maria said...

"...let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin {debris, cobwebs} that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."
Hebrews 12:1

For me, healthy guilt is a catalyst, a conduit for change, it opens my heart to others.

Thank you everyone ~ I appreciate all your thoughtful comments.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful message !! Nice post Maria !!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wise Words. Enjoy Spring time, Maria! xoxo

Vicki said...

Such a beautiful prayer and one that I certainly need to pray daily. Thank you for the reminder, dear friend! I am wishing for you a lovely week as you minister to your students! Love to you! Vicki