Thursday, March 10, 2011

40 Bags in 40 Days at August Fields

 This morning while visiting blogs, upon the recommendation of my daughter Lauren,

I visited a beautiful blog


August Fields.image

The very first post I read this morning

stopped me in my tracks.

The blogger, Sara , a lovely young mother of 5,

shared a Lenten practice

she honors.

40 Bags in 40 Days. Preparing For Easter.

The idea is perfect in its simplicity.

Clear out a bag a day of whatever is blocking

those spaces

in our homes and in our hearts.

The link is here,

but here is an


“…this can be a time to clear the house and make more room for God.”

Your visit will be worth every single moment you spend there.



And then, on another note,

there is her house.

Oh my.


Sarah graciously mentions in her post that she first heard about 40 bags in 40 Days

from Sarah

at Memories on Clover Lane.

It all comes full circle.

Sarah of Memories on Clover Lane

is one of the first bloggers I emailed,

when I first started blogging,

with several questions about blogging and photography.


I am off to fill some bags!


NanaDiana said...

Your word is all I need-I will head over there-
thanks for doing my scouting for me! Love to you-Diana

Olive said...

That is an adorable blog and I love this idea.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

I read both posts before I came back here to Thank You for pointing me over there...
I think that I will start tomorrow... 1st praying over it, but I am pretty sure this is just what I needed...
Thanks again for the recommendation!!

Deb said...

great post Laura...

gigi said...

A most beautiful idea. I'm off to check it out. Thanks.

Theresa said...

40 BAGS, 40 days, clean and clear... sounds good to me! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Great post dear Laura!


savvycityfarmer said...

I think I even have bag overload ... I'll have to fill some bags with bags ...
I guess I'm just a bag lady.

Unknown said...

Definitely visiting ... TY Laura. Have missed you.
Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a lovely eve ~


Jojo said...

Wow! I love the concept of making more room for God. Thank you for passing the idea along.

Rebecca Nelson said...

I love the idea! LOVE IT!


Pondside said...

I'm so glad I read this tonight - I'm going to do the same thing, and blog about it next week.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

A wonderful way to celebrate the Lenten spirit! Thanks for sending us all over to see her wonderful thoughts and photos!

Marguerite said...

What a great idea! I already have seven bags of stuff, ready to go to Goodwill, so what's another 33! Thanks for sharing!

trash talk said...

Talk about edit and edify! I love this idea and since I've already started cleaning out...this will give it real purpose. Thanks for sending me over.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

That is such an awesome idea ~
Thank you for the link ~ I am
on my way over ~


sara@augustfields said...

laura, thank you for the kind words and for spreading this idea! i am so excited that people are jumping on board!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Now, that is a terrific idea! I have no doubt that I can do that. I'm off to check out her blog.

Happy weekend!

Marigene said...

I love the idea of 40 bags in 40 days...I think it may make it easier to part with items I no longer need or use...thanks for the post, Laura.


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