Thursday, April 7, 2016

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way
31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul
Sarah Mae
 Every woman out there probably dreams of a clean home that is inviting to her friends and family. We also long for the connection with our Savior that Mary had. This author has combined the two desires into a part devotional, part cleaning schedule to help us achieve those goals.
Each chapter is one day. The chapter begins with a quote or scripture that ties in to what the focus is for that day. There is a thought from the author about the focus. It could be a story, how she accomplished the focus for the day, ideas for making the concept work, or a Biblical thought. She begins the challenge for each day with the spiritual. The Mary Challenge has a text to read and then some questions to ponder with space to write down your thoughts. The Martha Challenge tackles one room or section of the room and gives detailed instructions on how to get it cleaned. There is also a few thoughts on how to get the children involved.

I absolutely loved this book. The concept is genius, the layout is user friendly, and the idea of combining the spiritual with the housework really spoke to me. So often I get caught up in the tiny details of running my home smoothly and forget that what I do is not only important, but that time with God is equally important. I read through the entire book, but will be starting the challenge and taking it one day at a time starting this next month. This book is definitely a keeper and I would recommend it to anyone - working or stay at home.

I received this book free of charge from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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