I was a wife, mother and grandmother this time last year. But now I am a widow instead of a wife. I spent the winter in deep
sorrow until Easter Sunday. On that first day of the week the Lord rolled away the stone in my heart. I am still in grief
but now my grief has found joy. I decided it was time to begin spring cleaning in both my house and my heart.
So often we tend to just leave things as they are and keep things that have no meaning to us. I started by clearing out
material things that were cluttering my house and taking up space that I needed. It begins with one thing. Letting go of
that one thing gave me the freedom to let go of much more.
The things were once needed and did once give my joy but now they had taking a root in my life and were strangling
Once I was able to start letting the material things go I was able to start letting the emotional roots go- we do not always
notice the roots that grow from bitterness. It starts with something some one said or did not say and or perhaps something
done to us. We don't notice much at the time; instead we plant the seed and then we start to nurse it until it starts to take
root and grow. When our heart of full of bitterness there is no room for anything else to grow and our love and joy begin
to be continued............