A man walking the Appalachian Trail, 2200 miles in length, is supported by his wife following him in a motor home with supplies. Each time the hiker wore out shoes his wife would give him a new pair. Instead of throwing away the worn out shoes the man would knot them together, placing them around his neck. Halfway through the journey he could barely stand erect due to the weight of worn out shoes. Why not throw them away? We do that when clinging to the past, carrying resentments, past mistakes and sorrow around our heart just like the hiker carrying worn shoes. Free your heart and mind this very moment and remove the past from your thoughts! Remove the shoes from your neck and burn them; the rising smoke healing your wounds. Walk upright this day allowing God’s grace to fill your heart and mind.