Sunday, January 4, 2009

Cleaning House

Upon returning from vacation we entered into a massive cleaning of the house. We had left it as a disaster area, taking off on Christmas morning and leaving everything piled high in the living room. And when we returned, we knew we had two days until a group of pastors were coming over for our annual after-Christmas party. The cleaning has been happening at a frantic rate.

But I am one who is easily distracted. So I was cleaning like crazy, then ran across some old photos from high school and college, so I sat down and started looking at them. I found some great ones that I then scanned and posted on facebook, getting many comments about how much all of us have changed.

After that little time-out, I went back to work, cleaning, putting away princess gear, and trying to make the place look good.

Reflecting on that, I was reminded how we all need to clean house every once in a while. We need to go into our personal lives, reflect on where we have been, where we are going, and get rid of some of the junk that we are hanging onto. It is never easy to do, and there are times we get distracted with old memories, but in the end, we fell much better when we have cleaned out some of those dark places we don't look in very often.

So today, may you be blessed with the opportunity to clean house, to get rid of some of your junk, have fun with some of the memories, and be cleansed knowing that you are a beloved child of God.

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