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I’ve been packing and unpacking a lot during the last several months for trips long and short as well as purposeful and fun. In July I jokingly said to my husband, “I’ve been dealing with a lot of baggage lately.” To which he gave me “that look.”

We often talk about the baggage we carry in life from various life experiences, some of our own making and some hoisted upon us by others. With growing wisdom and faith we learn to deal with that baggage because we all know that baggage weighs us down!

I always thought that dealing with my personal baggage was my burden and I had to work it out on my own. But faith has taught me that God not only cares about our baggage but God will also carry it if we are willing to give it up.

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11: 29