Monday, November 14, 2011

Spur: Dirty Laundry...

One of my tasks around the house is doing the dreaded laundry. It wasn't to bad gig when it was just me and my wife. But then add in three kids six and under and the laundry basket has become like the widow's flour jar and oil jug in 1 Kings 17... it never runs dry.

Every Friday for me it's time to attack the laundry...It's not a task I look forward to but that changed last week. Lately, I've been trying to do better at prayer. So every piece of clothing I decided to pray for the person who wore it. My son Isaac's bear pajamas...pray a little something something for Isaac...Sadie's purple socks...shoot up a pray for my daughter and so own...

I can't tell you how quickly the laundry went from mundane to meaningful...

What do you do everyday that you could make meaningful?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Big Burden

So today my family and I are moving. We are leaving Southwest Virginia and moving to Kentucky. Julie and the kids are in our minivan while I am driving a really big yellow truck, a 26' Penske moving truck to be precise. (A huge thanks to the Hall family for transporting our other car!) The trip takes about 4 1/2 hours. In the back of the 26' truck is the vast majority of our possessions. Clothes, furniture, electronics, kids toys, pictures, and all kinds of stuff. I bear the burden of all the things we have acquired and kept over the years. Some of you have moved before and you know this burden...but there are bigger burdens.

Several years ago Christ carried my burden on the cross. He took every sin I had ever committed and bore them on the cross. He took every sin I have yet to commit and bore them on the cross. I'm far from perfect. My burden must have been huge, but Christ bore it. Not only did He bear my burden, but He also bore your burden. Every sin you ever committed. Every sin you have yet to commit. All transported far from us. The burden of our sin is gone.

Rejoice your sin burden is removed!

all about Christ,