January- The Month of Rest

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 After the hustle and bustle of December, we are expected to charge into January, guns blazing, our list of resolutions tucked firmly under our arms. We make grand plans for personal growth and wellness: exercise more, eat less, cease smoking, stick to the budget, get organized. However it only takes us a few hours, days, or weeks (if we’re lucky) before we[Read more]

26 Steps to Simplicity: Gratitude

Are you grateful or greedy?  Closely connected to our discussion on contentment is the idea of gratitude.  When we are grateful for what we have, it magically becomes enough.  However, when we compare and complain that what we have isn’t good enough, we convince ourselves that more is the answer.  More will change our disposition and make us happy, when in truth, it only leaves us more unsatisfied.  As Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist says, Gratitude, I have found, is[Read more]

8 Ways to Make Money from Home, Part 4

This is the last in a four-part series on making money from home.  If you are just joining us, please head back and read parts one, two, and three.  Today, we are deviating a bit from work “at home” to work outside the home that may accommodate the family schedule. 7.  Some jobs are kid-friendly, meaning you can do them with your children in tow.  Options like newspaper delivery, school bus driver, and mystery shopper all come to mind.  I[Read more]