26 Steps to Simplicity: Faith

We are shifting gears after what I hope has been a productive week of assessing the mess, identifying the beauty, culling the keepers, and donating the items we no longer need, love, or use (otherwise known as clutter). Now, let’s look at the why behind what we are doing. Creating space in our lives is essential, but there is more to life than being clutter-free.  I talked about this in my post, To What End Do We Simplify Our Lives? [Read more]

What is True Community?

true community people on mountain

In preparation for this month’s theme of Community, I looked up the definition to solidify my position, and I came up wanting. Community: a unified body of individuals; society at large; joint participation, common character, social activity, social state or condition.  Blech. So, I made up with my own definition. Community: Carrying each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2) Bearing each others hurts, tears, pain (Romans 12:15) Rejoicing with each other without jealousy, resentment, or self-defeat (Romans 12:15) Spurring each other on[Read more]

The Real Me

As I begin this blog, I am tempted to put my best foot forward and show you that I am a credible source of information and know-how. The truth is that I have two left-feet when it comes to life.  I can only present the real me:  flawed, flustered, and frustrated by my imperfections.  I am not a crafty, DIY, organizational, or educational expert.  I have yet to produce a successful garden (although my lettuce and herbs did do quite[Read more]