Ah, fall cleaning has begun in the Flippo house! Decluttering a home can be a daunting task, especially for a pack rat like myself. Over the years I've gotten better at getting rid of things yet the sentimental ties I have to things make it very difficult even still. I try to separate myself from the thing and the sentiment of the thing. Getting rid of a toy my mom gave to my kid on a birthday does not get rid if my mom, or my kid, or the memory of the happiness that toy once brought. What getting rid of that toy does do is make room for new phases of their lives that don't include play with pirate ships or baby dolls. In our hearts we hang onto many many things from our past that no longer fit in the phase of life that God has us in, yet we hang onto those things because that is who we once were. God had great plans for each of us and by hanging onto something that God has brought us through only hinders new from coming into its place. Allow God to clean out the closets of your heart and create a renewed sense of purpose for this season of life. "Create in me a clean heart, O God. And renew a right spirit within me." Psalms 51:10


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