If you have followed our blog for long, you know that periodically we polish the wood cabinets in our home. Several years ago, when we remodeled the home that Christopher and Anna Marie now own, we asked the lady from the cabinet making company, how to keep the oak cabinets in good condition.
She told us three things:
- Dry hands before opening cupboard doors.
- Use the handles. I thought we always used the handles, but she was right. When we watched ourselves we seldom did. We went for the bottom of the cabinet door rather than holding on to the handle.
- Polish the cabinets yearly using Guardsmen Polish (that’s our affiliate link to Amazon where you can purchase it: you can read our affiliate disclosure here.)
We haven’t managed yearly cabinet polishing, but we do get around to it regularly. There were a couple of years when I expressed my inability to find cabinet-polishing time to Steve. He took a Saturday morning, and we all polished cabinets together, finishing the project in short order.
My normal cabinet polishing plan is 1/2 hour a day until it is finished. You all know how much I love the power of 30 minutes a day! Several weeks ago, I started into that, and I was planning to do it myself, but Anna and Mary said they wanted to rearrange their schedules temporarily to help. With their help, obviously, the job took 1/3 of the time, and we greatly enjoyed our fellowship.
I must also say that I am blessed beyond measure to have girls who will volunteer to help me with a project. You young moms are planting now in your children’s lives, and the fruit is coming later. I know there are days when you can’t imagine that a child would choose to help without being asked, but I can encourage you it is coming!
If you plant the seeds of entertainment and self serving in your children’s lives, however, I think you will be disappointed with the fruit in their adult lives. On the other hand, If you persevere in teaching your children there is joy in serving and fellowship in working side by side, I am sure you will be delighted by the fruit in their adult lives.
Trusting in Jesus,
“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing:
but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” Proverbs 13:4