Do you ever feel like your life is so crazy and your home is so chaotic that you can’t even function? That has been my story for the last month and a half. This morning I finally got some important projects around the house completed (they have been haunting me daily), and I already feel like my home is more peaceful. I’m trying to get everything in order from our move last month, but it’s proving to be more difficult than I expected. Hopefully it will be done soon!
However, I know some of the chaos will continue despite my best efforts. I am running three blogs, I take care of my two busy kids, and I am helping my father build some new businesses. I am also in charge of my whole household, as my husband is in school full-time and works two jobs, which means he is rarely home. Add church callings, family, grad school applications, and a few sicknesses in there, and we’ve got a whole bunch of craziness in our place.
Today’s printable quote is a great reminder to me that I need to have more order in my home and in my life. It reminds me to have a balance in all things, but to have a greater priority.
“Our house is to be a house of order...Let us provide time for family, time for work, time for study, time for service, time for recreation, time for self—but above all, time for Christ.” – Thomas S. Monson (Click here to read this talk.)
I feel like all of the stresses in my life have been overshadowing my time for Christ. I still read scriptures, pray, try to read/listen to Conference talks, attend church, etc., but I don’t have a lot of down or quiet time to just sit and think or study of Christ and reflect upon His role and influence in my life. I need more of that time. I need to prioritize better and focus on the things that truly matter most.
I am grateful for living prophets who testify to us of the simple truths that we need to remember to live happy lives and prepare ourselves to return and live with God again someday. I know Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet who leads the true church of Christ on the earth.
How do you keep your house and life in order?