Friday, February 15, 2008

Blogging, the ultimate false front?

Should the blog be a "false front" of ever present cheeriness, and perfect house pictures? Or, should it be a more accurate record of my journey? Hmmmm........ I guess that I'll do a mix, focus on the good and lovely, but admit the tiring running that is involved in the race.

Why haven't I been blogging? Let's just come right out and say it, I don't have anything inspiring to talk about. I originally wanted to keep a record of the small efforts I make to keep my home joyful. If I haven't been doing that what can I write about?

I could show you pictures of the laundry that has been my daily chore, or the finished worksheets of Saxon math that are floating about the house. (not neatly organized in a binder) Or, I could show you the occasionally successful effort that I have put into being a mama with the "Law of Kindness in her mouth."

But really the only thing that sticks in my brain lately is what I haven't been doing... the unswept floor, the needing to be mopped bathroom, the unattractive pile of unwashed dishes from last night, the struggle with DD's pottying and the guilt pile (AKA ironing basket.) By the time I am done with those things, I am out of energy to be a Joybringer, let alone post about it.

How do you fight the good fight?

I think that I need to remember that the everyday and not so pretty things are part of the Joy. After all, I am doing these small services to please the King of Kings, and my family does benefit from these small things even though they are not as obvious as the larger things, like new clothes, or a special bit of home decor.

Well, I'm going to try to bask in the sunshine when it peeks out from behind the clouds today.
And do all that other stuff too...


  1. I vote for "keeping it real"! The Joy IS in your voice. Love and prayers-Kristen

  2. But just your being home with your kids bring joy to the house!