Monday, May 25, 2009

"...Grasp on Goods..."

Memorial day weekend is in full swing.
It started off with our community yard sale, where Vincent and I went through our spring cleansing. It's such a great feeling to get rid of stuff/junk. I've been getting antsy over the past year, feeling like I had too much. I've been wanting to down size. However, after getting rid of boxes and boxes of materiel objects, I still possess more then enough. Vincent and I are both memorabilia junkies, which doesn't help much. I've also observed that because we were both raised below middle class for parts of our lives, we have a tendency to save, save, save (not money. but junk.). We collect things thinking we'll need it down the road - like they will be our life savers. It's crazy how material objects can control us.

Anyways, back to the cleansing. Yard sale was Saturday. Vincent and I got rid of a lot and it feels good. We are continually learning to let go of earthly things. Coincidentally the sermon yesterday was from Matt 19 - the passage about the young rich man asking how he can get eternal life. Answer: "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." And thankfully, Jesus continues to say..."With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." God is good.

God is good. My mother is in town. Woodlawn Block Party is today. I'll hopefully share more on these things later.

And thanks to these little girls, we had customers rolling up to buy our stuff!