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  1. Interesting spin on getting organized physically and spiritually. It is so important that we work towards building our homes and lives into the sanctuaries that God would have them to be. When we lose the clutter, we are able to focus on what is truly important.

    1. I so agree, Mary! Our homes should be safe havens where our families can find peace and focus on each other and the Lord. Thanks for your comment!

  2. As a “Jesus Mom” I had to learn that my need to keep organized was making my husband nuts. He used to tease me because my closet is not only organized by type of blouse, but also by color. My focus on keeping everything clean and neat, meant I was stressing him out. He was afraid to live in our home. I had to learn to embrace clutter. Now that we’ve gone to less clean, less stress, but more mess, I’m learning how I can keep organized and still honor my husband, little things like a lid organizer for the pots. He does most of the cooking, so it helps him find what he needs quickly and keeps the cabinets organized so I’m not having panic attacks from looking in them. But doesn’t place extra responsibility on him. I’ve also found that when I stopped compulsively cleaning, he realized how much work it is to keep the house clean and pitches in more. Focusing on obedience to Christ might look different in each of our lives and stages of life, but can totally transform a house into a home.

    1. Jennifer, I had such a similar journey with my husband. Although he didn’t seem to feel that he couldn’t relax in our home, he did feel my frustration over his mess. So much of that mess doesn’t really matter though, and we’ve been able to come up with some great compromises. I actually wrote a chapter of Building Your House all about organizing FOR your husband instead of trying to organize him! Thanks for sharing your organizing+hubby story!

  3. There has been a craze about the first book you mentioned! This one sounds so good too! I definitely need to DE-clutter!!! I like the idea of if it doesn’t give me joy, I shouldn’t keep it!

    1. There has definitely been a crazy about the Kondo book, so much that I just finished writing a the rough draft of a blog post that compares her book to mine. I get those comparisons in my book reviews, on Amazon, even at speaking gigs when someone comes up and says “Have your read that one book?” 🙂 I’m sitting on the post for a week or so because I want to be sure I’m being really loving, but look for that post next Thursday if you want to read a comparison between her book and mine! Thanks, Caroline!

  4. I’m going to have to keep this in mind over the years to come – right now it’s just me, but hopefully that will change someday and I’ll have to deal with all the stuff that comes with it! Thanks!

  5. I need to read this book! I loved this post! I am working so hard on this. Subscribing to your blog too. Thanks!

    1. I was really challenged to think: what would Jesus have to say about home organization? It helps to remember that He cares about every facet of our lives and wants us to live in His true abundance! Thanks for the comment, Cathy!

  6. Great perspective. I think there is a big difference in our home being our sanctuary and home being our idol. Sometimes a line is crossed and those who are in a season of clutter. It happens. We have to be ok with it, and roll with the punches sometimes.

  7. This was an amazing post! I was hooked from the beginning and this book sounds like something I would love to read. You are right in that many of those books sound the same, but this one definitely seems to be a keeper. Will definitely check it out. Thank you for sharing!

  8. This sounds like an excellent book. I like the ideas of organizing our homes in a way that our spirits can settle and we can experience His peace.

  9. Great post! I am the one who always looks for new ideas to organize my home. I am pretty sure I will find some in the book

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