Where there is clutter, there is unrest.

The change of seasons helps me to declutter my life starting with all the closets.  Removing everything out prevents me from holding on to all things unnecessary, while perhaps rediscovering a forgotten treasure.  The time taken to declutter my possessions gives away what might become a treasure to a stranger.  A good deed done.

Another way to declutter is in the mind – to make an honest decision – shift a personal and spiritual approach to live a higher level of confidence…way beyond covid.

Echoing the words of Steven Wright:

I intend to live forever; so far so good.”

Whatever decluttering needs to happen, just do it!

You will remove dead energy out of your life and be liberated.

Advent is perfect for decluttering, don’t you think?

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Winter Dreaming

“When you know how much God is in love with you, then you can only dream your life radiating that love.”

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Beams of brightness hurl darkness to the side

Seeing two rivers side by side

The Jordan winding calmly

The other gushing forth to the heavens and rising steadily

Seeing the river of life

Forever, it flows ripples of life.

Advent begins anew.

The Lord of heaven and earth” is all there is” for us.

–Anne Husted Burleigh

Renewing myself, I am ready for eternity to meet history at Bethlehem.  What are plans, desires and hopes?  Are you ready?

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I gladly invite you to come with me into the silent Joy of Advent.

“Advent is a time of waiting, of expectations, of silence.  Waiting for our Lord to be born.”

“A pregnant woman is so happy, so content.  She lives in such a garment of silence, and it is as though she were listening to hear the stir of life within her.”

“One always hears that stirring compared to the rustling of a bird in the hand.  But the intentness with which one awaits such stirring is like nothing so much as a blanket of silence.”

Dorothy Day

Last year after Christmas I was clothed with a silent pain from a freak accident working in my yard ripping the front of my left leg.  I’ve spent this entire year grateful I did not lose my limb; my scar is dissipating. Praise the Lord, for he has healed me from head to toe and all I want is to shout and dance!

How has Christ come into your world?

How has he made you a believer?

How has his death changed you?

How are you preparing for Judgment Day?

In choosing to live joyfully this Advent, let us:

“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ.”  —Romans 13:14

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Practice makes perfect.  Is that really so?  I wonder.”

When we embrace the “perfection of imperfection” we can become timeless, and why not?  By tossing out the repetitive and boring stuff out of life, we can always start out fresh.


Dark wintery thoughts

Can be easily rooted out

Cold sunshine liberates

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