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Boxes

The house is filling up with boxes.  We have just over 2 weeks till the move.  I’ve been too busy to write much but wanted to give an update.  We are also taking a break from school so I can focus on packing, painting, and cleaning.

Keep Sailing,

Mary

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Busy Time

I’ve been asking myself lately why I can’t seem to come up with anything to write about on my blog.  I’ve done a pretty good job of thrashing myself over not writing posts but since that didn’t really inspire me to want to write anything, I have come to the conclusion that this is just my busy time of year.  From January through Spring we do a pretty large chunk of school work and with packing up the house.  I am swamped.  At the end of the day I don’t have a lot of energy for writing. 

So, no more thrashing myself for not having any “deep” thoughts, I’m not supposed to right at the moment.  On the other hand, school with the kids is going really well, we are having fun and also moving forward.  I’m not stressing but I do feel motivated and I think that is from the Lord.  The packing is also going at a steady pace and that feels good too.  We have a leave date of April 12, which is coming up pretty fast.  I’m looking forward to getting settled in Texas. 

Keep Sailing,

Mary

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Preparations

I’ve been focusing a lot lately on getting ready for our upcoming move in April.  It’s the perfect time to clean out all the clutter that we’ve been hanging on to over the last 11 years.  I’m not a pack-rat, so this process is relatively easy for me.  I’m just surprised at the amount of things that we’ve held onto.  It feels very freeing letting go of old junk that contained just a hint of sentimental value but had no real purpose or beauty .  Or the old pot that I’ve been swearing I was going to need someday but never have.  It’s amazing what you don’t realize you have been keeping in boxes that never get opened.  It’s funny to think that I’ve been moving trash from house to house for years and years when I could have just lightened the load a long time ago.  All this was a very visual reminder of the secret rooms we hide in our souls that God must go through looking for the trash we don’t want to part with in our minds, and how the word of God carefully sorts through each and every dusty “box” slowly over time as we take in the mind of Christ day by day.  It’s nice to know the Holy Spirit is doing all the heavy lifting of renewing our minds!  This also makes me think of “Buy truth and sell it not” How much of my time and money was spent on things that were ultimately useless and needed to be thrown out?  In the same way, we do that with our thinking as we go through the day.  We pick up mental trash with our time in the cosmic system and each day in Bible class the word of God pinpoints it and throws it back out. 

Another aspect I see is how we get rid of the stuff that weighs us down so that we can make room for valuable useful items that will be needed in the future.  That makes a great analogy too.  We need capacity. 

I’ve been having fun with this one…

Keep Sailing,

Mary

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