Renewal: What Have you been Neglecting?

Look!! You’ve survived the long winter! The weather is turning warmer, the crocuses are up, and the daffodils are starting to bloom!  Spring is my favorite time of year.  It’s time to start looking at getting the garden started, and all the new outside projects we are planning are so exciting to think about. What have you been neglecting over the long winter months?

Finishing Projects

Thanks to the stay-at-home policies of the past year, many of us had our focus set on making our “nests” nicer!  Home improvement centers did great business. So much improving, in fact, that it led to a lumber shortage! Yikes!  Our family was no exception.  Last summer and fall, we replaced our backyard fence, (a boring generic chain-link) with a pretty cattle panel and wood fence. (If I were a home-DIY blogger, I would’ve taken pics of what we did along the way! Ha! Oh well!)

This year, I’m looking forward to putting in a couple of lilac bushes or something similar in strategic spots along it, and some landscaping fabric to hopefully cut down on some of those fenceline weeds that like to pop up.   In our area, if our backyard was left to itself, it wouldn’t take more than a month or two for it to completely revert back into woodlands!

What would happen if you neglected things like that in your life?  Church, relationships, kid’s schooling, keeping up with the laundry, anything at all?  Some things are easier to stay on top of than others, aren’t they? For example: the kidlet’s education comes pretty close to the top of the list for me; but as an introvert, it’s easy for me to overlook relationships and let them get neglected.  Something I probably need to work on.

Need to Feed

Those things that matter to us need to be fed.  Whether it’s a garden that needs tilling or a relationship that needs a boost, if we let them sit, it will either eventually die, or never come to its full potential.

Hebrews 10:24-25: “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Have you been neglecting anything in your life?


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