Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I spent the weekend cleaning my office/store room. I love decluttering.
I threw away and shredded about 15 years worth of bookwork, receipts, and bank statements. I got behind on this when I started having kids and kept adding a box to my store room each year. It's funny how fast over 15 years can go by.
I also threw away about 200 sermon and conference cassettes. They were just taking up space in my basement. Being indiscriminately ruthless, I threw out a box of workshop manuals that I had written. If we're ever involved in something like that again, I think I would want to rewrite the teaching material.
Interestingly, I realized that I have over 50 cassettes of prophetic words spoken to us. These I will keep. I pulled out a couple of memorable ones to listen to. It was strange to listen to them in a different context than when I initially heard them. I might share a couple of them that seem appropriate here later.
I'm becoming more organized than I've been in quite a while. I've always been worried that I would die while my office was a mess and no one would be able to sort through all the papers.
A couple of random things:
Today I saw a bald eagle standing in the field by the road. He seemed so big, like maybe over 3 feet tall. Are they that big?
At the library tonight, I found Anne Rice's book, Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt. I'm looking forward to reading it, and I'll let you know what I think.