do it anyway

so, i have been doing pretty good with my whole housework thing. my sink is still shiny, my laundry is never more than half a load, my dishes are put up, my living room is clutter free…

so this week i’m going to try really hard to do a few things everyday…


-get dressed

-reboot laundry

-quiet time

-make bed

After Work:

-daily chore (today is vacuuming)

-15 min decluttering

Before Bed:

-fill up nalgene for work

-shine sink

-wash face


i will keep you updated on how all this goes for me. >fingers crossed<!


as to the title of this blog, last wednesday in small group, riley cole read a poem by mother teresa that really spoke to me. Here it is…


People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

And it really hit me today when I read about Hannah in the Bible. She was barren and her sister-wife had many children. Her husband adored her, but she was picked on by others. One day she went to the temple to pray, and the priest there saw her. He saw her lips moving but no sound coming out, and she was weeping. he thought she was drunk and rebuked her! she told him she was simply “praying out of her heart”. the priest was so moved that he blessed her.

When you praise our Father, sometimes people are going to think you’re drunk! or crazy, or a biblethumping, nutbag, hypocritical Jesus freak.

Praise Him anyway.


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