Monday, August 30, 2010


I have been cleaning out closets, drawers and hidden spaces for weeks now. The job seems to grow more than diminish. I am finding that I have a mountain of paper to conquer. Just like any mountain it takes one step at a time to reach the top!

The more I delve into my task, the more I crave simplicity. I want to minimize the clutter. I want to throw away that which serves no useful purpose. I want to live smaller. I do not want to give up the richness of the written word, nor do I want to close myself off from the beauty that enriches my soul. but I do want to make it possible to really see the beauty and richness of life's blessings. I cannot do it when there is so much, and it becomes hidden under trivial things.

So, I plod my way through all the mess. I sort, organize, throw away and minimize. I have a long, long way to go. My road to simplicity is lined with litter from my past desires to hold on to what I thought was good. It is paved with good intentions. It is traveled slowly and one step at a time.

Father in Heaven, I imagine Your home in heaven to be simple beauty. I want that here as best I can. There is much for me to do to get where I want to be. I want Your strength, Your grace, and Your wisdom to guide me in this pursuit! Thank You for Your Spirit that draws me closer to heaven and calls me to simplicity!
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