The article below was published over at Arise Daily. Arise Daily publishes daily devotionals. All the devotionals are short yet packed with spiritual truths. Each one is written by a Christian author. It was my privilege to have my article I Confess, I am a Hoarder published on the Arise Daily site. I hope you find the article encouraging and inspirational!
I Confess, I am a Hoarder
I showed no mercy. This year, as I was preparing to decorate for Christmas, I got brave enough to finally ditch the ornaments I no longer display. My collection was significantly reduced. It feels good to scale back. As my purged pile of give-aways grew, God impressed upon me that I hang onto lots of things– and not just material ones.
It’s true: I am a spiritual hoarder. I cling to poor habits and negative characteristics. YIKES.
During this Christmas season, with God’s prompting, I have challenged myself to ditch the qualities that look more like me and less like the babe in the manger.
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About the Author
Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.