Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow.”
We’ve passed by this rest area many, many times, but today was the first time we stopped at it. I was surprised by it’s gorgeous views of the vineyard and Lake Erie. I wished it was warmer and we had a picnic lunch to enjoy it longer!
Do you still have no faith?” The disciples were absolutely terrified.
“Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”
life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
The New Year has always been a time of cleaning up and prioritizing for me. Based on this small portion of the donation pile outside of Savers, it is a season of cleaning for many others as well. Dropping off donations is always such a conflicting time for me. It normally comes with feelings of relief, that we’re clearing out things that we no long need or use. But I am also painfully reminded of how much I have and how little I really need.
I am constantly trying to walk the line between having what we need to live a comfortable life while giving the girls a deep and meaningful homeschool experience, and having an excess of possessions that tie us down and distract us from the truly important things in life.