After over two weeks of non-stop craziness, I finally had a day off. Most of it was spent sorting through all our junk to get ready for a garage sale. It’s amazing how much “stuff” we Americans accumulate. As I stood there staring at my garage full of clutter, I was reminded of the words of Jesus, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21). Pretty strong words! I don’t think I’m doing a very good job of following them.
Did Jesus mean His followers must live in poverty? I don’t know. At the very least I think he was warning us not to sin by selfishly setting our hearts on “things” instead of on God. Human nature is funny. I’ve noticed that the more I have, the more I want and the less content I am. Maybe those who have the least are those whose hearts can be the most free.
Anyway, last night my fiance and I finally had our engagement photos taken. We’ve been engaged for 3 months already, but better late than never. Above is one of the photos. My bride-to-be is the pretty one.