He’s a Housekeeper, Too? Cleaning the Master Bedroom-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for joining me today. It’s good to be coming back to this fun and meaningful series, “He’s a Housekeeper, too?” Grab your coffee and come on in.

For those of you joining us for the first time, this is about the 19th post in this series, and we are looking at the rooms of the heart, figuratively, and literally learning how He desires to come in and clean them out with us and for us and then take title, so to speak, of our heart. The beautiful thing about the way He cleans house/heart is He is always loving and gentle, not loud and quick, like a shop vac! 🙂

We last left off with the master bedroom, so let’s get started.

I woke up abruptly, shaken by my dream. Why in the world was I dreaming about that? I wondered. I sat up in a daze, completely confused because the dream had felt so real. A friend of mine had come to me, in this dream, and shared that she was having an affair. After all the years of a troubled marriage, she had decided to break her vows. I shuddered at the reality of it, at the truth that so many around me were actually dropping like flies in search for the state of happiness.

The tears ran down my cheeks as I sat there thinking about this friend I had dreamt about. What made it all the harder to decipher the dream from reality was the truth that this particular friend actually was in a very troubled marriage, emotionally starving for attention. We had talked many times about the precarious state of her marriage. This dream confirmed my suspicions from our conversations; that she was definitely looking for love in all the wrong places. But worse than that, she had crossed the line.

I bowed my head still lost in my silent tears, comparing our real conversations to the one I remembered in the dream. It hadn’t been much different from our in-person conversations. I had not ever been critical of her in real life or in the dream, but in the dream I was much more intense with her and definitely frightened for her. In real life, she was much more grounded, sensible, but in the dream, she had thrown all caution to the wind and she had thrown herself physically and emotionally into a hole of passion, blindsided by her own needs of which she was unaware; she only knew they were driving her to a place she had never been before, over a line she had never dared cross.

I sat on the bed for a while longer, swaying in the hope that it really had been just a dream and trying to escape my gut feeling that it had been more than a dream. Suddenly I remembered where I was supposed to meet Him and I groaned, not sure I wanted to after the vivid dream, a dream that had actually been a reality for me, more than once. “Is that why this is bothering me so much?” I asked aloud to no one in particular. I threw back the covers and grabbed my robe and headed for the coffee pot.

The rich aroma of freshly-brewed coffee helped clear my thoughts. I poured my first cup, added cream and a little sugar and leaned into the counter as I took a sip. Oh, yeah, just the way I like it: strong! I poured some into my thermos and got my rice cake with peanut butter. I was now armed and ready to go meet with Him. I was a little hesitant to meet with Him because I wasn’t sure how I was going to talk with Him about some of the things that I needed to talk about, but since He was so good at reading minds, I reminded myself, just maybe I wouldn’t have to say a whole lot. 🙂

Join me tomorrow for more housecleaning in the master bedroom.

Washed in His love and grace,



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