“Cleanliness is next to godliness”
It’s not even in the Bible, so where did that come from? Here’s what I found!
When I saw this phrase posted on Pinterest, I just had to design one of my own…
My interpretation of clean has definitely changed over the years–from a newlywed trying to make sure everything is “perfect”, to a new mom barely able to keep the floor clear of toys, let alone clean a toilet.
I have tried to simplify my life with less clutter, so that means I have less to dust! :0) (My least favorite–closely followed by doing dishes!) I always used to say, “I’d rather be out mowing the yard than doing dishes!”
My spring cleaning is far from finished–I still need to clean carpets and ceiling fans and… Oh well! I’ll get to it all eventually, but I’ve also learned over the years to focus on one room at a time so that I can see the results and be motivated to start on the next.
I have to say, there’s something kind of fun about trying out some of the newer ideas for cleaning that I’ve discovered on Pinterest. Check out my “Squeaky Clean” board: http://pinterest.com/vjmunton/squeaky-clean/
Don’t forget to purge a little while you’re at it! (check out https://wateringcanblog.com/2013/02/21/purging-with-purpose/)
I really DO like my home clean, it’s just that some days I need a little motivation:
Today I’m leaving it all behind to go take care of my sweet granddaughter, and I’m more than a little excited–It is going to be a LOVELY DAY!
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord ? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob. (Psalm 24:3-6 NIV)