Life can be hectic. I get so overwhelmed sometimes. I have been on Pinterest lately (sounds crazy but I am a "newby" to the internet but that is a conversation for later) and have found fantastic ideas for getting organized. I decided I need a mission.
I want to be able to spend more time in the Word with God, more time in prayer and more time in quiet with giving my attention to my Lord.
But I feel torn. Anybody with me on that one? Between the dirty dishes, the homework, and the messes in general. I get so overwhelmed and begin to feel a bit underwhelmed in the things that matter (my family and the ministry there, my household duties, and my everyday activities).
When I started writing this blog I wanted to be writing and encouraging others through teaching God's Word. But that has added more on my to-do list. A good addition because I have been so encouraged by others comments and conversations and have gotten so much out of this experience.
One of the verses I keep coming across is Romans 1:12 When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.
Paul was telling the Roman church that he planned to come and visit them there and one of the reasons he stated in this verse. He wanted to encourage others in their faith and wanted to be encouraged.
I love writing because I have been so encouraged by other believers, people from all parts of the globe that I would not otherwise have met. I have, in return, tried to encourage others in their own writing and sharing the gospel in the place they are at in their lives. It has been an amazing opportunity to be part of the body of Christ.
So I am on a mission. To get my life a little more organized so I have time for things that matter most. The ministry to my family. This ministry to the body of Christ. For my household duties of being a stay-at-home mom. For the things that I feel God calling me to do right here and now.
I don't have many things figured out with my new mission so you adding to this conversation in the comments with ideas and feedback would be great.
Here is my first project: I saw this pinned from makeandtakes.com. Here is my version of the menu board. I have always done my weekly meal planning (it just saves time and money at the register).
As you can see from the Before and After shot, I used a white board and just wrote the food for the week. In the after shot you can see it looks nicer. It is scrapbook paper with Menu and days of the week printed directly on the page. Put in the Glass Front Frame. Write the menu with a Dry Erase Marker that cleans off easily. Super Easy! A cleaner less messier feel makes my head seem less cluttered. Less clutter=happier mommy.
Fun Easy Menu Board project for under $5!
I hope that you enjoyed this project. Let me know if you have any organizing tips for a busy mom. I am always looking to add a little simple to my day.