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Being Organized, is it a need or a desire?

Here I am at the beginning of a new year. In my wildest dreams I never thought I’d see the year 2017. Wow! So here we are, starting a brand new year. Before I go any further I want to tell you that my hubby Howdy spent 22 years in the Marine Corps as an administrator. He then was the Principal of our Christian school for 13 years. As a Principle he administrated the school, the staff, children, families and the entire curriculum. I guess having been married to the man for 40 years it, being administrative, sort of rubs off on you.
I’ve organized my art work, my crafts, the bills to be paid, bills paid and the kitchen cabinets.  Most of my home is organized. You can put your signature on my end tables but it is neat, my dust is neat.
I’ve been reflecting on this past year of 2016 and all that happened. As I said in my Christmas newsletter, I had high highs and low lows. Like everyone else, I’d like to have smooth sailing but life is not like a smooth lake. Life is more like an ocean with high waves and deep troughs. It helps me to be organized. I feel like I’m more in control if I’m organized. Yes, I like my “ducks in a row.” A friend once told me that a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind. I said, no it is a sign that the owner of the desk has just swept everything into the top drawer. We all have a “top drawer.”
I have to ask the Lord daily to help me know what He wants me to do today. I can get bogged down in the day to day stuff. I need to major on what He wants me to do. I really need to be more in His Word. I want to desire to read His Word more. I need to cultivate that desire. Being organized is one thing but to “do”  what He wants me to do  is another.
So dear friend, I need prayer, yes, I’m asking for prayer. I want to have more of a desire to be in God’s Word, to be consistent, each day. Just a few scriptures a day for it to become a habit. It has been said that to make a muscle strong, you need to use it to the max, every day. Well, I want to read the Word of God each and every day to make me strong.
More later.


  1. I didn’t have a drawer. I use paper bags. In fact I would probably pass out if I looked at the date on stuff.
    I am getting better though.

  2. I have been feeling as you do about reading the Bible. I wanted to read about the birth of Jesus at Christmas. I did manage to get my Bible out to my reading chair.
    Jehovah’s Witness stops about once a month and leaves me there flyer. I try so hard to get it read. Well, I save them all and soon I will have time to read and do crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. I have been slowly reorganizing my house. I just don’t have the energy to do too much. So I do what I can and take a break or nap. It seems like I want to stay up at night and do things but if I do then I can’t go to sleep. I wanted to find my journal today and just write. I have so many feelings and I want to sort them out. I have kept a journal since back in the 80’s as I was going through Midlife Crisis. What a mess that was! Oh, can’t find my journal ! It will turn up soon. Happy New Year, Georgia!

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