Windex, paper towels, batteries and lightbulbs…

Oh I feel better!

The next time I get myself stressed and overwhelmed, you must all prescribe a trip to Costco/Target for me. I went today and restocked my house. Humongous sizes of Bounty paper towels, five bottles of laundry detergent, softeners, new Windex bottles and refills, red plastic cups for company, and (oh delight) new socks for running at the gym! David and I took a couple of hours today to fill up the nooks and crannies in household management that have been depleted by the season.

And when we got home I realized how good it feels to be prepared around here.

I think there’s a spiritual application here, too. So many times we run ourselves dry of the very things that keep us centered and in touch with what God wants to say to us. We all have seasons like that, and it’s fine for a short time during a season. But eventualy we need to go back to the source and “stock up” again. I did that yesterday by sitting in the Life Center and reading, writing, connecting. When my spiritual “pantry” is full, I have a reserve to meet the next need.

So how about you? What supplies do you need to stock up on in this first month of the new year?

By Marla Saunders

I am passionately devoted to living my life in the places God has given me. Over the years those places have changed: from homeschooler to businesswoman, from consumer to storyteller. These days I'm focusing on building a new business and figuring out what it means to do everything with integrity and informed by faith.