Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way by Sarah Mae

Get your home and your heart in order in just 31 days!
Sarah Mae wants to let you in on a little secret about being a good homemaker: It’s not about having a clean house. She’d never claim to be a natural, organized cleaner herself—yet, like you, she wants a beautiful space to call home, a place where people feel loved and at peace. Where people can really settle in with good food, comfy pillows, and wide-open hearts.

Is it possible to find a balance? To care for your heart—and your home—at the same time?

Journey with Sarah Mae on this easy, practical 31-day plan to get you moving and have your house looking and feeling fresh. But even more than that, you’ll
gain a new vision for the home of your dreams, and how to make it a place of peace, comfort, and community. Originally published as the e-book 31 Days to Clean and now revised and expanded in print for the first time, Having a Martha Home the Mary Waywill inspire you to find a happier, healthier . . . cleaner way to live.

Get your copy on Amazon and Tyndale
Check it out more on 31 Days to Clean

About the Author:
Sarah MaeSarah Mae, listed as one of Christian Broadcasting Network's "Six Women Leaders to Follow on Twitter," is an influential Christian blogger, conference cohost, and coauthor with Sally Clarkson of the bestselling book,Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe.
Because of her drive to inspire women to hold fast to Jesus and to live by faith, Sarah Mae has cultivated blogs and websites that have encouraged thousands of women all over the world. She is the author of several bestselling e-books, a contributing writer to DaySpring's (in)courage, and the founder and cohost of Allume, a national Christian women's blogging conference that has sold out each year.
Those are her street creds.
In her everyday life, she is a wife who passionately supports her husband, even on the days when he drives her crazy (and, don't you know, she drives him crazy sometimes, too), a mom to three of her favorite people whom she homeschools, and a piecrust botcher. Oh yes, she bakes, but it's never pretty.
She makes her home in the beautiful Amish countryside of Pennsylvania where she often ponders what life would be like if she actually finished all the laundry.
You can find her at sarahmae.com.
My Take:
 Do you ever feel like the art of housekeeping is lost to you? Life can be extremely busy and demanding. There is so much to do, so many places to go, commitments to keep, that keeping a tidy clean home can seem nigh to impossible. Personally, I master this only on very rare occasions and more often than not, I am feeling overwhelmed beneath the chaos. It seems to be a never ending goal of mine to do better.
Sarah Mae's book has heartfelt advice as well as tips for moms like me. Now I know there are some of you reading this who are born organizers and neat freaks. No offense intended, but some of us were not blessed with those genes and we need help
Thankfully this book is also about grace. Sarah says, " I'm gonna mess up and fail, but I am not a failure. I am literally a work in progress and I accept that."  "So I walk, I fall; I walk, I fall; and all along I am available for  him to mold."
After the introduction the book consists of 31 Days of house cleaning assignments. Each day has a Mary section, in which your relationship with God will be strengthened and encouraged. This section is for your heart. Then part two of that day is your Martha assignment, working your way through your home. Sarah also encourages you to get your children involved. The jobs are easy to handle and doable. There are lots of great tips in the back of the book too.

I believe this book is extremely beneficial spiritually and physically. Sarah advises giving yourself grace and seeing yourself through your heavenly Father's eyes. I am looking forward to working through this book in depth.

I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest opinion. 


  1. I'd love to read this book. I think it is something I could use.

    1. You should get a copy! It would be fun to do the challenges together.


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