Lately, I have been weighted down by stuff… stuff and things. These things revolve around me like objects orbiting a planet. Occasionally, one thing grows to an enormous mass, causing me and all of my other stuff to revolve around it. I then find myself swirling through space, hopping from thing to thing, dragging my stuff in my wake of despair.
Physics analogies aside, we all have that room full of things that we don’t need, or that we think we need, but we only use once or twice a year. Am I making any sense? Well, Shari and I are going to get rid of it. We are starting a new journey in our house that we hope parallels our other ambitions (fostering, faith, father/mother-hood)
We are going to write down 100 things that we think we should keep, and then get rid of the rest. The inspiration comes from a guy named dave, who wrote about his 100 thing challenge and became famous for it. If you’ve had your ear to the ground for a while, you probably already know about this and have an opinion. My opinion is that there is no better ambition than uncluttering your life with the intention of filling that hole with God.
You see, God is the gospel, not all that stuff in your garage.
I’ll let you know how it all goes. Good and bad.
I might even let you see my list.