Welcome to the CCC…I’m delighted that you have decided to join me in making 2009 a clutter free year…inside and out! If you haven’t done so already, you need to spend this week completing the Pre-CCC Challenge. This week’s Clutter Focus starts on the inside with Coming Clean with some Heart issues.

I’m working on switching over to a new webserver (I think that’s the term?) today and tomorrow. My husband is the technical guy for all of this, but it sounds like I’ll be able to start a forum for the CCC! Check back in a day or two to see the changes.

Let’s begin…shall we? Here is your first assignment, feel free to start a discussion in the comment section until the forum is up and running. I’ll make sure to keep pretty close tabs on moderating the comments in case there are any questions or ideas. I’ll be praying for you we begin this awesome journey that will draw us closer to God!

Assignment #1 :

republished from A Clean Heart Blog

GETTING STARTED:

  • Don’t forget to print out the additional print outs as well (they’re printed out the “landscape” way)
  • If you don’t already use a journal, there’s one at the end of the booklet. Print out the cover page (on page 59) and as many journal pages (on page 61) as you’d like. By using a journal you can keep track of your journey and what the Lord reveals to you throughout this time. Some day your daughter or daughter-in-law may be struggling and you could look back and remember your own struggles or show her yours to read. You could either make a separate journal, or put it at the end of your organizer so it’s all together. This is your organizer, so mark it up, highlight, write your thoughts… use the whole thing as a journal to remember this time of your life.
  • Read to page 17. STOP! Spend some time on this. Don’t go on yet. I know that your “excited” to get a move on de-cluttering your home, but this isn’t going to be successful if you ignore the heart issue… YOUR HEART! This isn’t some ‘GET YOUR HOUSE DE-CLUTTERED IN AN HOUR’ kind of thing. This is goes deeper and addresses the REAL problem. Ladies, you MUST take some time and examine your heart. In it lies the answer to your struggles. This is not a step that you can think about while you’re doing everything else. YOU MUST CLEAN YOUR HEART OUT FIRST. Now, realize that this will be a continual process throughout The Colossal Clutter Clean-Up, but you must begin here and spend some time with the Lord before moving on. After reading up to page 17, fill out page 16 and write some more thoughts in your journal. Now, I know that this may seem like something you can just skip over and come back to later… but YOU CAN’T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you don’t deal with your heart issues first, you will not be successful with de-cluttering your home. Your heart is the reason behind your clutter, and you and the Lord must deal with it together! Even if you’ve read further than this already, go back and spend time really looking at your heart. Your home may be a disaster… but it is a direct correlation to what your heart looks like.
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