Ecclesiastes 3:1–2
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

A few months ago my wife and I moved into our new house. We’ve been really enjoying it even when we’ve had to make a “To-Do” list. Thankfully, there’s not too many things on the list, but one thing on the list I’m actually excited to do is to remove the weeds and dead grass that make up our front yard and replace it with fresh sod. We also need to remove the bark chips that act as mulch for the flower beds etc. and put down clean rocks with a nice boarder around the beds.

The renovation of the front yard is going to take some work but I’m fine with that because I don’t like the way it looks. Basically, I don’t want to live with the front yard looking the way it does now.

More important than home improvement is life improvement. As you and I look at our lives what do we see? Is there anything that needs some work? There may be some things present that we don’t like when we see it. Are we displeased to the point that we come to the conclusion we don’t want to live any longer with our shortcomings?

If you are ready to remove the “ugly” things in your life I want to caution you that you have to replace them with something that is good and pleasant. Here’s the thing, if I only remove the weeds and not put healthy sod in its place, weeds will grow back. The same thing happens in relation to character. I encourage you to plant prayer, Bible reading, and relationships with godly Christ-followers. If you would like some guidance on this I would be happy to speak with you. Just reach out to me through email or a phone call.

Happy Planting!

Corporate Chaplain
Mike Bynum

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