Those verses are from Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount." They represent a bit of the last three weeks at our home. Marc and decided we have way too much stuff. But, here are the kickers.
-- We've only been married 4 1/2 years.
-- Since being married, we've participated in three, yep three, garage sales. So, we've already gotten rid of some stuff.
-- Since being married, we've also taken two different, and full, carloads to the Etc. shop.
So, why did we get on a real kick to get rid of "stuff?" Is it because we've doing a financial study in our Community Life Group, and in all of our discussions with other couples, realized that we have to much stuff? Or, is it because in my Thursday morning young moms' Bible Study, we're studying the book of Daniel, and we're all learning about our current "Babylonian" culture -- again, too many choices and things? OR, is it because we have Luke now and we don't want to someday subject him to have to clean out "stuff" from our home once we're old and can't do it ourselves.
I believe it's simply, "We don't need to store up our treasures here on earth" -- just as Jesus preached about. Now, do we still have treasures in our house? Yes, we do. But at least we're striving to be more Christ-like, each and every day.
So, here's a photo of our pile of stuff....Ladies -- do we want to have a garage sale again this summer (the fourth one)? I've talked to a few of you, and the answer so far has been a resounding YES! So, sometime in June, we'll be having one.On a Luke note....Luke frequently, especially in the mornings after a bath the night before, has what we deem "Messy Boy Hair." You know, you see those little boys running around with messy hair. You know that their mothers have tried their best to get it down, but it just won't stay down. Well, that's our little boy.
Luke will be the little boy at the church Christmas program, standing on the back row, with messy boy hair. Know that his mother has tried to get it combed down, but it just won't happen.