From Health to Holiness: A Shift in Focus

“Continually restate to yourself what the purpose of your life is.  The destined end of man is not happiness, nor health, but holiness.”  Oswald Chambers For the past two weeks, I have been on a journey to sugar-free, plant-based eating.  In yesterday’s post, I said that today I would share some of the books I’ve been reading to that end. Then, I came across the above quote last night, and everything shifted. I’m not giving up on eating well, but[Read more]

26 Steps to Simplicity: Visualize (9 Shareable Images of Simplicity)

Several people have declared the value of simplicity throughout history.  Today, I offer some of their thoughts in a pictorial view of simplicity.  All of the images are free for you to use and share as you like. Let’s spread the beauty of simplicity around the world:)             Less is more. Be content. Show gratitude. Live simply.  Enjoy the journey.

26 Steps to Simplicity: Joy (Ike)

I had the pleasure of going to a house concert last weekend. The featured artist was Joy Ike, a young woman with a rich, resonant voice and captivating presence.  She exuded joy in keeping with her name, and her music, which she played on both keyboard and ukulele, held us in rapt attention for over an hour. One song, in particular, fit perfectly with my theme of simplicity for this month’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  It’s called “Everything[Read more]

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

26 Steps to Simplicity My theme for this challenge is 26 Steps to Simplicity.  As we go through the month, I will be writing- in alphabetical order- about both the qualities of simplicity and some action steps to achieve simplicity in your life.  These posts will (hopefully) be briefer than normal, so take the time to check in each day. Be sure to sign up to receive each post via email, and you will also receive a free pdf “5[Read more]

To What End Do We Simplify Our Lives?

In the past several weeks, I have immersed myself in the knowledge of simplicity, of minimalism, and of letting go.  I have already given away half of my clothes, all but two shelves of my books, countless papers, and a small load of kitchen utensils.  But, to what end? Is it a matter of pride?  “Look at all I have discarded, how organized I am!”  Yes, in part, I think it has been that.  Is it a matter of control? [Read more]