31 days to clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way

Won’t you consider joining me on this May challenge?

I am not a natural when it comes to cleaning. In fact, sometimes I think my DNA is allergic to it! However, I know that if I am to care for my home, and more importantly my family, I need to persevere in creating a clean, peaceful home environment (not a perfect one!).

31 Days to Clean is about the “why” and the vision and the heart for taking care of our domains. Each day I encourage you with some thoughts and ideas, and then we put those ideas to action.

After each days reading, you will be given two challenges:

The Mary Challenge -Something you do that encourages/engages your heart
The Martha Challenge – Specific cleaning tasks

Friends, 31 Days to Clean is a faith journey towards ruling, subduing, and loving. We are forgoing perfection; we are choosing life.

You can read more about it and download the book for a nominal fee, here. It is even Kindle-friendly, but (sadly, for me, not Nook friendly. But you could get it to work on the Nook, you just have to manually transfer the files as it is a PDF.)

The challenge begins May 1! Ready, Set, Pray!


Pax Christi!



Filed under family, life, marriage, mothering, Thursday

2 responses to “31 days to clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way

  1. Laura

    This sounds perfect!
    I would need the book to start with straightening/getting rid of clutter before getting to cleaning….how does the author start out??

  2. Thanks for your comment, Laura! She starts with you stating your purpose/ goal for your clean house and then you are to look over all of the “Martha” tasks to make sure you have all of your tools. Then each day, there is a little task to tackle, like dust the tops of the cupboards and fridge, which you should do after you’ve done your Mary task. The Mary tasks are introspective and spiritual while the Martha tasks get the jobs done.

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