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]

Simple Reduction

"Think simple" as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts to the simplest terms, getting back to first principles. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright Simple ... "getting back to first principles". What are my "first principles"? I suppose this will be the year of finding that out ... what will remain when all has been edited, culled, and released. Undoubtedly there will be some trial and error, some starts and stops, along the way.   But isn't that what all of life is?  ... [Read More]