CLUTTER HAS A WAY of constantly nagging at you until you finally decide that enough is enough. No matter your age, you can purge your belongings and lighten your load. Only when you let go can you make room for new growth and fresh possibilities.
Perhaps you feel guilty for even considering parting with items given to you by loved ones. It may help to keep a sampling of your favorite things instead of box loads. Remember that your hope is in God and not in your possessions.
Voices of Aging: Adult Children and Aging Parents Talk with God
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What can you do to lighten your load this week? Share your thoughts.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
—Matthew 6:19-21, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Dear Lord, Give me eyes to see beyond the stresses of my current situation.
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