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Words have meaning and different words have different meaning at different times in our lives. The word that has been churning in my heart for 2011 is the word de-clutter. It can be defined as, “to simplify or get rid of mess, disorder, complications, etc”. The one thing I have learned about clutter is it accumulates. Clutter is de-motivating because it distracts us. De-cluttering allows for greater focus and creativity. Recently, I de-cluttered my desk at work, realizing that only a few items deserve to be on my desk and the rest needed to be placed in its proper place – a file, shelf, box or trash. Coming to work with a clean and organized desk is invigorating. What needs de-cluttering in your life? Take the time to tackle one area that needs de-cluttering and then have some fun with it.
Clutter for some people has become obsessive-compulsive behavior. They are called hoarders and there is a television show about Obsessive Compulsive Hoarders (OCH). In Mark 10, there is a story of an Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder. He was buried under his possessions. He comes to Jesus desiring eternal life and Jesus basically tells him to de-clutter. “You lack one thing. Sell all you have give to the poor and come follow me”. What might be the “one thing” in your life that could take you to the next spiritual level in 2011? This will be our topic at Trinity this weekend. Hope you can make it. If not, go online and listen on Monday @

Just a thought,

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