Cleaning Out Before Christmas

Friends ~ We apologize for the lack of posts here over the past couple of months! The school year has kept all of us Builders quite busy, leaving little time to sit down to write a thoughtful post. We pray that all of you are having a blessed Advent thus far, and we would humbly ask for your prayers for each of our families as well.Shifting gears...Yesterday, I heard a radio announcer say something that stuck with me: "What if cleaning out your house was less about getting rid of stuff and … [Read more...]

Moving Checklist

We are moving! After six years in our beloved house, we are moving just three blocks away to another home in our neighborhood that will give us some more room to grow. The decision to move was a tough one, especially because we have wonderful neighbors that have become great friends, but we saw this as a great opportunity for our family and we think that it is a good decision all around.Our move will happen in late-June, after a couple of weeks of minor renovations on our new house, and I am … [Read more...]

Picture Me Imperfectly: Piles of Stuff

Focus your attention not on the bacon (yum!) or the boy in the foreground, but rather on the pile of papers on the windowsill in the background, and you will have a small example of the piles of "stuff" that are scattered throughout my house. We have piles of artwork, piles of school papers, piles of mail, piles of books to be read, and of course, piles of Legos...You name it, and we probably have a pile of it somewhere in our house! Even with regular sorting and trashing, we still have piles. … [Read more...]