Monday, March 30, 2009


I know, I know, you are all shocked to think that I would be trying to get rid of stuff.

In my grand process of decluttering I generally start with toys, work my way though kids clothes and adult clothes (isn't it nice how much more objective you can be with your spouses wardrobe than your own?). I usually try on books and make it through about three shelves before I give up and just buy another bookcase. I've rid my kitchen on nearly every unnecessary gadget I can part with (contrary to popular belief the strawberry huller is a necessity).

But my latest cause has been my spiritual life. What God really wants from me. How I should be serving him. What is a calling and what is filling a man-made role. I just want to obey, ya know? And somehow my faith became religion and it frustrates me. And working at it just makes it more complicated. So when I got the chance to read Clutter-Free Christianity, I jumped at it.

Here's how the back cover opens:

"Your greatest desire is to please God, but with each passing week, your spiritual to-do list grows longer. As you strive to fulfill a never-ending inventory of requirements for being a godly parent, spouse, voter, employee, and more, you feel increasingly disconnected from the God you're trying to serve.

When did the Christian life become so complicated?"

I'm still a work in progress, but at least I'm a work in progress. It's better than being the room that Abba walks by as fast as he can and tries not to think about.

What? That's just me?

Fess up. Now you want to read it too, dontcha? Well, here tis.


mommy4life said...

You're speaking to my heart, sista!

Sr. Citizen said...

Perhaps we listen to much to other peoples opinion of how we need to live. If we knew the truth, most of them don't have a clue. Listen to your heart - ask the holy spirit to guide you, not your preacher. The spirit has a direct link, the preacher has to much trash to sort through. They don't mean to, it just happens.