It’s just “stuff”!

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“And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Luke 12:15 (ESV)

This week as I was helping Bill pick up some church supplies, we saw a sign for an estate sale as we were leaving the Costco parking lot.  Part of the sign really stuck out to me ~ it said, “60 years of stuff”!  Maybe it wouldn’t have seemed so significant to me if it had said 60 years of treasures or even 60 years of memories ~ but in the end it’s just “stuff”!    It’s amazing how the Lord can take such simple things and use them to speak to our hearts! Oh, how I want my life to amount to more than an accumulation of stuff!

As we head into another weekend ~ “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)

Blessings friends


6 thoughts on “It’s just “stuff”!

  1. Hi Sharon!
    Isn’t it so true? Sixty years of stuff that from an outsider’s point of view just looks like a pile of rubble,really. When my parents moved out of their last house and into a condo, my sister said the same thing about all their things. As I get older, I care less and less about accumulating things, but I admit there have been times I cared too much. I even wrote a little about that in my post yesterday. I hope you have a happy weekend!

  2. Oh how I agree. I think as we get older the accumulation of ‘stuff’ just hasnt got the same meaning as it once had. The memories live on in my heart.

  3. Hi Pom Pom ~

    I have to say that I have often cared too much about accumulating things as well. When my dad passed away and my mom decided to move from a house into a very small cabin ~ seeing her part with many years of things really caused me to think about things like this.

    I hope your weekend is blessed!

  4. Hi Elizabeth ~

    You’re right ~ I think the older I get, the more I realize how little I really need ~ and accumulating stuff just doesn’t have the same meaning.

    Sweet blessings!

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