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1-2-3 Green Light

 

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J.M.J. + O.B.T.

It happened back in the autumn of 1997.  I was in the throes of a change of life experience—complete with a broken relationship and a good deal of depression.  I knew I needed to “go cold turkey,” to make a clean breakwith the past after  this seven year stint in Maryland, but how?  I was weighed down by nineteen years of accumulated belongings that needed me.

Back then I wasn’t aware of the “triangle of truisms.”  I wasn’t aware that I was being guided by the Holy Spirit. 

What would I keep vs. sell vs. give away?

Providentially, I was gifted with three sayings or proverbs if you will, that made all the difference. The moment I put them together in relation to each other and applied them to my difficult sitution, I was moved to pure action and within three hours it was all over.

I offer them to anyone who is paralyzed and unable to effect change in their lives due to their worldly possessions.

REMEMBER:

1.  You can’t take it with you!

2.  It’s just stuff!

3.  Out of sight, out of mind!

When you think about these three with a Christian appreciation of the Most Holy Trinity, you will begin to understand that all things are possible.

With this triad as a guide I was able to pare down my earthly belongings to what would comfortably fit in the back of a mini-van.  It was a necessary step in my reversion back to the Catholic faith of my youth which occured in Florida six months later.

Trust me, it works….better yet Trust God.

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