Moving Sale Today!
Picked the hottest day so far for the moving sale. At least it didn’t rain… skies / heat are threatening to produce an overnight shower but tomorrow’s clearance items are stashed beneath a tarp… mostly.
It was a wild day. The classified ad gave a noon start-time but of course, people started showing up at 9:00 am. By 6:00 pm, we were sun-fried-crispy and wet-dog-smelly.
We have purged nearly 3/4 of everything we own. Quite the accomplishment!
It hasn’t been easy… in some cases it’s been downright painful. My heart has broken more than once… I have too many attachments to things. Not the things themselves but the memories that were made while using those things. Hence the heartache.
But life marches on!
I have just about finished sorting through close to 20 years of ministry files / resources / books / grad school papers / and assorted projects that have been hauled from Denver / across Wyoming / threatening to make the move to Reno.
[I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I've recycled almost a whole forest worth of trees in the past week... although to my credit, it has accumulated over the course of two decades.]
It has all been very bittersweet. Sorting through everything reminded me of all the people / places / activities / events / projects I have been privileged to be part of. It also reminded me of all the things that were never finished / in some cases never started.
Lesson here: It’s really all in God’s hands.
A Fun / Funny Thing Happened Today
Unexpectedly, some old friends from out of town showed up at our front door just as the moving sale was getting underway… a mom and her 2 daughters and a new baby grand-daughter. It was so great to see them. They were all part of our youth programs many years ago… well, except for the baby grand-daughter.
So the memories come full-circle from files and papers to real voices and faces. What a tremendous gift!
If I had any doubts about success during this Wyoming adventure, God gave confirmation and affirmation today that all the blood / sweat / tears and hard work have been worthwhile.
Thank you Jesus for giving us the chance to see that the seeds have sprouted and indeed produced good fruit.