Finally, Something I Already Do

This quest toward simple has been more than a little frustrating already!  In fact, I have to admit that as we barely enter the second month of the year, I've already contemplated changing my one word to NAP. If you've been following along the past few Wednesdays, I've been sharing the controlling principles of simplicity that Richard Foster outlines in his book, Celebration of Discipline.   First, I explained why I don't have a Mac Book {even though I'd LOVE to!}.   Then, I admitted how big my ... [Read More]

Why I Don’t Have a Mac Book

Last summer I read Simple Life: Time, Relationships, Money, God by Art and Thom Rainer.   Next I read Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt.   Then I read them both again.   And I re-read Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster for the umpteenth time.   But when I read Foster's book following the other two, my attention was drawn to a chapter I'd never focused on before ... Simplicity. As I read Foster's words on what ... [Read More]

What does simple really mean?

As we practice simplicity, the Holy Spirit trains us to cut busyness and hurry out of our lives by remaining focused on God and God's kingdom. ~ Jan Johnson   In October of each year I devote time every day to praying for myself.   Seeking the Lord's direction and conviction, encouragement and challenge, as I pray over the year to come.   October 2010 was a very busy month and led into a November and December during which I barely had time to breathe.   In the last three months of 2010, we ... [Read More]