Consider: “Everyday Faithfulness”

Glenna Marshall provides rich encouragement for steady, ordinary faithfulness in our lives in Everyday Faithfulness: The Beauty of Ordinary Perseverance in a Demanding World

Here are two excerpts:

Faithfulness is an everyday calling. It’s regular, it’s ordinary, it’s taking a really long view of the Christian life. It’s reshaping our desires for immediate fruit and committing to following Jesus for the long haul. It’s getting up every single day and believing that God is your treasure, that the gospel of Jesus is worth your every breath, and that he is enough. Faithfulness is doing this again tomorrow and the next day and ten years from now. Faithfulness is ordinary. It’s unremarkable. It plods. It is also precious in the sight of the God who works out lifelong sanctifying perseverance in your life for your good and his glory.

God has designed and equipped the Christian life for perseverance that reaches beyond our own benefits. In kindness, he has given us the means to accomplish his good purposes in both our lives and the lives of others as our faithfulness points others to his faithfulness. Our faithfulness isn’t just for us. It announces to the world that Jesus is worth every drop of our devotion.

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Consider: “Love the Home You Have”

In Love the Home You Have: Simple Ways to…Embrace Your Style, Get Organized, Delight in Where You Are, Melissa MichaelsĀ gives a fresh perspective on designing and maintaining a welcoming, orderly home. If you are not naturally detailed and don’t live to clean, you may find inspiration in her story and the Clean-Enough House.

Here are two excerpts:

To make appropriate decisions, we often have to sacrifice one thing for another, but at least we have guidelines to help us make the best decisions for this time and place…It is freeing to live within your means, to have boundaries around your time, and to focus on the bigger picture of your life as you make daily decisions for the home.

Our refuge is the one safe place where people are most likely to love and understand us even on our bad days. But if we are in the habit of filling our home with negativity, complaining, disrespect, selfishness, and laziness, the beauty we are trying to create will take a hit. Giving the best of ourselves to those we love at home changes the playing field. We change the atmosphere of our house by changing the tone of our words and setting the example for our home’s love language.

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