31 Days to Clean - Having a Martha House the Mary Way

Days to Clean Having a Martha House the Mary Way This book has been revised and updated see the revised edition hereJourney with me for Days as we get our homes and our hearts in order Give me days and I ll give you not only a cleaner home b

  • Title: 31 Days to Clean - Having a Martha House the Mary Way
  • Author: Sarah Mae
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book has been revised and updated, see the revised edition hereJourney with me for 31 Days as we get our homes and our hearts in order Give me 31 days and I ll give you not only a cleaner home, but a vision for one.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 mThis book has been revised and updated, see the revised edition hereJourney with me for 31 Days as we get our homes and our hearts in order Give me 31 days and I ll give you not only a cleaner home, but a vision for one.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 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 heartThe Martha Challenge Specific cleaning tasks31 Days to Clean is a faith journey towards ruling, subduing, and loving We are forgoing perfection we are choosing life.

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    1. MY REVIEW:There are lots of books out there to help those who want a clean house, but I don't know of any others that break it down into such "bit-sized" bits for each day. I really appreciate and respect Sarah Mae's day-by-day approach to getting your home clean all the while keeping Christ at the center. This book is balanced with helpful how-to hints and Biblical perspective for each day and the why behind what we do to keeping our home clean. 31 Days to Clean isn't about making you fit into [...]

    2. I started reading this book today and it is exactly what I need. The subtitle -- having a Martha house the Mary way -- told me exactly what I was getting. This is not a book for those who need a list of items to clean. It is a book for those who find it difficult to balance the workload of a home with the more important aspects of life. The tasks at the end of each chapter are not enough to clean the whole house, but they are a good beginning. The website has more info (including lists and calen [...]

    3. I am the type of person that will try to find anything else to do besides clean. Yet, I yearn for a house that is clean, orderly and refreshing. Having a Martha Home the Mary Way is a fantastic book for people like me. It is full of encouragement and suggestions on how to have a more orderly home - and the tasks are completely doable. More importantly - it's message is full of grace - and the reminder that the goal is not perfection - the goal is to love our families - and that is something that [...]

    4. This is a book for those who do not have natural Martha Stewart tendencies. If you love to organize but never manage to follow through, if the never-ending chores of the household wear you down until you have no desire or time to spend with God, if acts of service is your love language, if you want to feel more balanced between the practical and the spiritual this is the book for you.Filled with encouraging words from another woman struggling to remember that a messy home does not define who she [...]

    5. I thought the concept behind this book was a good one. Remembering the 'why' of what we do in our homes. I felt it could have used a bit of skilled writing behind the ideas (fewer uses of the word 'kiddos', for example). This is more like a one month devotional calendar than a plan to get your house in order. If I only did the tasks listed at the end of each day, total chaos would reign! I did get some great little gems and insights from the book and it was an overall enjoyable and quick read.

    6. Sarah Mae does it again. She gets to the core of the problem, our hearts and souls. This is not just another book telling you how to clean or how to organize your possessions. This is a day by day guide for those of us in the homemaking business that would nurture your soul and offer a practical hands on plan to get your life back on track. Best cleaning book I've ever read!

    7. WritingThis was my first book by Sarah Mae and I was thrilled to find a new Christian author who writes super practical books that aren't necessarily all about Christianity, but about living regular life as a Christian, if that makes sense. I've been on a huge housekeeping kick this year, trying to get and keep things in order and live like an adult - and this book gave me some of my best inspiration since Spark Joy. The chapters are super short, but have a lot of encouragement and great advice [...]

    8. This is not your average cleaning and organizing book. This has nothing to do with physical cleaning. It is more so, to clean your mind and your home to be filled with love and welcoming God's grace and peace to be around you as well as be felt around you.I struggled with this in my life and I can defiantly relate to things Sarah states in this book. I like to believe the author had went though the same struggles that I went through to be able to truly understand how I myself would see things an [...]

    9. This was an interesting read. I do already do many of these things when trying to get the house picked up, or the "big" jobs done(you know things you don't pay the 'cleaning lady' to do!) While my husband and I have established it's worth some of the things we give up to pay for someone to come in 2 times a month to cleanere is still the constant picking up that comes with being a SAHM with 3 kids. I think the main thing that struck me about this bookd stayedwas in the first several pages. WHY a [...]

    10. My low rating is mostly due to the lack of diversity in her intended audience. I know its hard to appeal to a lot of people, but this book was very clearly meant for a Christian stay at home mom, and I am none of those things. I do appreciate her "think of the bigger picture" approach to house cleaning. I didn't appreciate that the book never mentions a partner ever helping with maintaining a home. There is plenty about getting your kids to help, but what about her husband? Is her husband allerg [...]

    11. This book was pretty funny. Sarah Mae infuses the daily tasks with a lot of humor and quotes from scripture. Some of my favorite sections were about dealing with feeling guilty and having a welcoming home not a perfect home. At the end of the 31 days you will not have a designer magazine/Martha Steward home but a realistic clean and enticing home built to suite your families needs. If you are looking for a fun way to whip the house into shape without feeling totally Inadequate and hopeless in th [...]

    12. I love Sarah Mae's reminders that choosing time with Christ is the better way. I also love the way she values taking care of your home. But, I don't think I am the intended audience. I definitely don't need a book telling me to clean my kitchen and how. It's not dirty. Or, giving me a "chore" to catch up all my laundry. I love doing laundry. That's not to say this isn't a good book. It's just not for me.

    13. Bought and read it all in one day and am starting the challenges tomorrow. (I wanted to get an overview of what I was getting myself into!) I LOVE THE IDEAS IN THIS BOOK. I am so excited to try them out. Sarah validated every one of my hesitations and feelings towards cleaning. I love that she prods you to really find the deeper motivation to keeping a clean home. Worth every penny of the $5 it cost. I've convinced my sister to do the challenges with me. Here's to the next 31 days!

    14. I liked the idea behind this book and I did it with a group of friends which I think is a must. I will say I kept up with the "Mary" (scripture/heart questions) parts more than the "Martha" (actual cleaning). There were several good sentences and ideas that were good for my heart but I found myself just wanting to get through it and be done.

    15. I borrowed this book through Lendle. It was not exactly what I was expecting but was not a bad book. This would be ideal to use as a devotional during a month long spring clean. However, it is not as helpful for your everyday cleaning tasks.

    16. The scriptures and intentional side of cleaning/ organising (it actually felt more like organising than cleaning to me) were great.I wonder if people would feel like they got enough how-to thoughAlso, a reminder why you have to proofread as I found about 3 - 5 spelling errors :)

    17. Nothing really new in this book that I haven't read before. As far as the Mary/Martha aspect of homemaking or organization goes, I would recommend "The Organized Heart" by Staci Eastin.

    18. I love reading housekeeping books; new ones, old ones, comprehensive ones, ones geared towards specific topics. However, I really must say that this ONE was not for me. The "challenges" were things that everyone should be doing (more than once a month by the way!) already. It seemed like it was written to a highly specific audience of stay at home moms who don't already sweep the kitchen floor once a month! Maybe I'm just a "Martha," but if you're already a knowledgeable homemaker (i.e. not livi [...]

    19. Okay so my book had 223 pages must be a different version than the one has. I enjoyed this until the third week. It got into kid-specific challenges and I am obviously childless so that kind of got me off track since I had do many days off. I have started implementing the Six List and it has been great. That is one part of this book I think I will continue using for years (hopefully).

    20. Get this book!Do you have a pristine house and love to clean? Then this is not the book for you. If you are like me and your house is a bit of a disaster and you HATE the thought of cleaning, because honestly it is a bit overwhelming, then this is the book for you. I guess I should say my house *was* a disaster and I *was* overwhelmed. Now, 31 days later, my house is respectable, not perfect, and I am at peace with it. I am also closer to God. Baby steps, but still closer.

    21. I didn't finish this book. I was so annoyed by it, I couldn't even get past Day 8 (and even getting that far was tough). To be fair, I didn't know anything about the book before I started listening to it. Now I know I'm not the right audience for it.

    22. Absolutely powerfulAs practical as it is spiritual. But then again, the spiritual is highly practical. Encouragement with condescension. Very well written & easy to follow.

    23. Love this book. So encouraging and so helpful in getting your house in order. One I plan to reread annually!

    24. Having a Martha Home the Mary Way31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soulby Sarah MaeISBN: 978-1-4143-7262-4Retails for $15.99Christian Life/House and HomeABOUT:This book is a How-To on how to care for your home with a 31 day plan that helps you center on what really matters, caring for your heart by loving others. IMPRESSION:For starters, this book cover is absolutely cute. I couldn't wait to pick it up, especially when I saw who the author was. This is my 2nd book to read by Sarah Mae. (I [...]

    25. Review of 'Having a Martha Home the Mary Way' by Sarah Mae'Having a Martha Home the Mary Way' is your 31 day guide to a cleaner house and a more satisfied soul. In her book, Sarah Mae hopes to give you a renewed vision of what it is to have a clean home, and a calmer, more peaceful heart, starting' when you set down that coffee cup and pick up your to-do list for the day. This 31-day plan is designed to teach you to not only care for your home but to also care for your heart. We all have that vi [...]

    26. The dedication page in this book says it all: “This book is for everyone out there who needs to know that being a “good” homemaker has less to do with having a clean home and more to do with loving others well.”Bingo.I wrestled with this beast a few years ago and have arrived at a decent balance in my own homemaking. Could it be better? Of course. But life has seasons, and some seasons are less inclined to facilitate the kind of clean house I truly desire. (For me, that season is called [...]

    27. I have a hard time keeping up my house. I’ll be the first admit it. I have four children ten and under, and we homeschool, so often spending time with them takes the place of any sort of clutter-busting that I might have in my head. I’m also not a naturally clean person. I tend to accumulate piles and stacks of stuff that are only organized to me as I make my way through books, Bible studies, art journaling and cross-stitch projects each day. So, when I had the opportunity to read and review [...]

    28. Take a walk with Sarah Mae and her teaching on how to have your home in order while your soul flows free from shame and everyday’s chaos. With this gorgeous paper book (just look at the cover, and the interior design is beautiful too), the author teaches us to love life in our mess. She provides the Biblical view on the household keeping, giving 31 amazing chapters with tips and the challenges you would love to participate in. To have a clean house shouldn’t be our dream, but the blessed pos [...]

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