One very important aspect of order in my life comes from having a private space of my own. In this space I like to read, study, pray, and write. It needs to be a quiet place, free from distractions. This is where I connect with God, get focused, or simply sit still.
In our old house my space was in the school room. Since I only have one student left, we didn't feel the need to dedicate an entire room to the school stuff. This hasn't been a problem. Silas gets his school done very nicely at the dining room table. However, it left me without a room.
We have been in our house - what - 9 1/2 months now and I still haven't carved out a quiet corner for myself! I've been a nomad in my own home. I've carried my Bible and notebook from the sunroom to the living room to my bed, the dining room and back again. What is my deal? It's time! A designated space is imperative to my spiritual and mental well being.
My little corner will be in our bedroom. At the moment there are books stacked on a cabinet beside the bed.
This is the destination and it is in dire need of attention. Since this picture was taken all but two boxes have been removed and the lawn chair replaced with a well-worn recliner.
The chair faces the TV which is nice if I want to watch a message on DVD during my quiet time.
The plan for ordering my quiet space includes this little guy.
It was in Silas' room, but he put it in the shed. I'm going to try my hand at furniture painting.
It's place will be next to the recliner so I have a spot for a lamp,
my books, pencils, markers, and a cup of coffee.
Don't have a space yet? Get one!
Do you have a special place in your home where you like to read or write or study? Where is it? If not, what could you do to make one? Please leave your comment below.
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The rest of this week I'll focus on some of my goals for getting things in order. Remember - I told you I'm not an expert. I'm writing this because I am in a process and maybe you are to. We could all use the moral support. Thanks for reading!
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