It is time to start weaning from stuff. I have been collecting books for years. They are great books, but one could not possibly read all these books again. My fingers are being pried from them, as the possibility in the future of going to Ukraine comes 1 day sooner every day.
I started thinking.... "If there were a fire, what would I want to save?" Of course my bible... Then after that? The Complete Works of Johathan Edwards. After that? The complete works of John Bunyan. After that? The sermons of Martin Luther.
I started thinking... All these men's lives were changed by Jesus Christ and they studied.... The Scripture. :) I have what I need.
Then, there are the reference books. The ones about the Amish, about Islam, about Israel, about The Charismatic Movement, about Child Rearing, about Adoption, about Raising hurt children.
Then, there are the LOADS of kids books, that we will keep for a while, as we still have kids.
Then, there are the movies we have collected again over the years from that 5 dollar bin at walmart.
Then, there are the excesses collected over the years from garage sales.
The storage jars
I'm exhausted and I haven't even started.
I WILL DO THIS! I CAN DO THIS! THE LORD WILL HELP ME DO THIS!
I need a nap. :)
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)