Gerald A. Klingbeil

Associate Editor, Adventist Review


The sight was ungainly yet breathtaking. Literally! I struggled to maintain my composure as I entered the cluttered and messy hallway of a four-bedroom colonial, less than 14 years old, that had looked so inviting and tidy from the outside. I had agreed to help a friend complete the obligatory home inspection preceding the closing of a house sale, but had not been prepared for what I saw.

The owner of the house had invited us cordially into her home. Once we had entered, however, movement became problematic. There was just too much “stuff” around. Narrow pathways criss-crossed the entire house, allowing little movement. Before you jump to wrong …

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