Hard copy of Holy Bible.
2 cereal bowls.
If I could own no more than 300 items, these are a few things that would make the cut (not necessarily in that order). Items that wouldn’t make the cut:
In her book The Big Tiny, Dee Williams sold her 3 bedroom house and moved into an 84-square-foot space. She had room to keep about 300 items. Everything else she sold, donated, or tossed. Ever since I finished reading the book, I’ve wandered around our place picking up random objects and asking: Is this one of my 300 items?
I love the idea of lightening my load, paring back, downsizing. The book made me think of the passage in the Bible when Christ sent out 70 disciples ahead of Him to prepare cities for His upcoming visit. He told them to take no money belt, no bag, and no shoes. Huh? Cash, my backpack, and my trail running shoes would absolutely be on my “to keep” list.
I wonder: Do I trust my “stuff” … or God? The other day a woman asked me to open my left hand and look at my palm. “See the M,” she asked. Yep. “M stands for Maker. Let go of what you’re holding onto so tightly and see what God, your Maker, puts in your hand.” When I cling so dearly to my stuff, there is no room to receive what God may give.