While the calendar says Spring officially started a couple of weeks ago, we happened to be blessed with a snow day from school just three days later. That’s Colorado weather for you. At least this time, the snowdrifts melted within days instead of weeks.

Now that I can finally see my poor flower beds again, I’m more than ready for Spring to really arrive. Warmer weather is stirring my anticipation but there’s a little something I need to take care of first. A little something I didn’t quite get to last fall in the middle of football season. Sigh.

It’s time to clean out the dead growth and matted leaves in my flower bed. Time to prune the rosebushes. Time to pick the windblown litter off the thorns and out of the rocks. All to make room for new growth to happen and to allow air and water to get to the plants. Not to mention it makes the place look well-tended instead of neglected.

Kinda like the rest of my life. It’s time for a little Spring cleaning. So, I’m making room for new growth and opportunities by cutting wasted time and otherwise “good” activities that take time away from my family. Digging out old roots of bitterness and unforgiveness. Throwing away feelings of rejection and inadequacy. Dusting off neglected ideas.

Because Spring is coming to my heart. I want to be ready to see what God has in store.

What about you? What are you cleaning out of your neglected areas? What are you hoping to grow there instead?

Spring Cleaning
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3 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning

  • April 5, 2010 at 9:25 am

    >Do you think it's possible to grow another couple of hours in my day? You got any contacts? Maybe you can pull a few strings for me … 😉

  • April 5, 2010 at 6:13 pm


    I am right where you are as well. Just looking at the potential of what my garden has lying in wait to show me once the buds begin to open offers hope once again that spring is here. Just this weekend my apple trees blossomed and I love how sweet and fragrant they are. Time to get them ready and add some fertilizer to keep pests away and to boost the number of flowers and apples.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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