I was given a challenge by Melanie over at Only a Breath: BLOGGERS — Have 1 project (tiny or big) that you can tackle this weekend? Take some photos and write a blog post because this week, I’m going to tell you about a linkup party at a HUGE blog that you will want to join with your projects!!! WOO hoo!!!! … if you need me, I’ll be digging my way out of my son’s closet…. whew!
Here’s my HUGE project. I have to get our house packed up to move in 23 days. I did mention that it’s a HUGE project? Scott, Tim, and I have lived in our current house for 14 years. Tim was 4 when we moved in. I’ve been working on the kitchen. I venture to say that we’ll be taking only about 1/3 of what we currently own. We’ll be donating the rest of the stuff to the Center of Hope Thrift Store. The Center of Hope supports men in recovery and is a ministry associated with our church.
I have to admit that I’m doing a great deal of the packing myself because I’m a control-freak. I admit it. I’ve tended to be very sentimental about stuff in the past. My husband is not as sentimental and has an easier time discarding stuff. But, as time has passed and I’ve grown stronger in my faith in God, I’ve learned that stuff isn’t all that important. I’m finding it’s easier to toss or give away stuff that was once important to me.
Here are more linens. We had two linen closets just full of linens. It’s just crazy! I found a pillow case from my bedroom when I first moved to Florida and lived at my parent’s house in 1985!!! Seriously???
The sad thing in that there’s tons of stuff in the garage that we put out there in September when we started our home remodeling project and I have to go through all of it to see what can be donated. It’s craziness.
We (now I mean everyone) hold on to the stupidest things thinking that they have some great value when, in fact, they are worthless. Isn’t it wonderful that God thinks that we are worthwhile and He holds on to us as a treasured child instead of discarding us like worthless junk regardless of our feelings for Him?
what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? ~ Psalm 8:4