Sunday, September 15, 2013

7: Stored Up Treasures

We are half way through our first month of 7.  Remember our goal:  7 items every day for a month, 210 items total.  Well, this family has completely blown past that goal already. 
After 14 days, we are already at 761 items being removed from our house.  There are clothes, shoes, sheets, books, dishes, toys, furniture, and so much more.  We are meeting needs for the local Boys and Girls Club, a nursery school, migrant orchard workers, and quite a few clothes will go with us to Guatemala.  That isn't going to empty the room either.  There are more people to help.
Matthew 6: 19-21 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
I want a comfortable, beautiful home but I'm finding that having less is giving us space to use and enjoy what we have.  Being able to give away items is also teaching us the joy in giving and helping others.  

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