Intentionally Living Your Whole Life

27 Bible Verses for Living Simply and Abundantly

If  I’m honest, I didn’t think about my spiritual life when I started pursuing minimalism.  My faith is important to me and is a part of everyday life for me. But, still sometimes I compartmentalize my life: here is my family, here is my writing, here is my health, here is my faith, etc. As it turns out, my faith is probably the area most impacted by simplicity. Minimalism reached down into my soul and lifted my eyes upward. Because...

The Exciting, Unusual, and Hazardous Adventure of Minimalism: A True Story

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt The word ‘journey’ is found a lot in the minimalism space. You’ve seen it a lot on my blog too. When I look back over the almost year that we’ve been minimizing our possessions and simplifying our life it’s clear we have traveled quite a distance from where we were. Journey...

Why a Good Life Requires Good Editing

  I heard author/speaker/pastor Rob Bell say once that when he is editing a book he knows he’s making progress when he starts to cut out really good stuff. I thought why would he cut the good parts of his book? How would leaving out the good make his book better? “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery It occurred to me that as...

A Powerful Resource to Renew Your Hope of Becoming Minimalist

  Simplifying is hard. However you call it – simplifying, minimalism, decluttering, organizing, spring cleaning, or just getting rid of your crap – it’s not easy. In fact, it can be terrifying. It can be gut-wrenching to think of all the things that once held great value and now you’re not sure why you have it and what to do with it. Is it okay to get rid of this? Does this still bring value to my life?  Will my...

Five Senses of Simple Living * at Simple As That

So, I’ve been pretty busy this week with another guest post! My latest post is The Five Senses of Simple Living at Simple As That. Simple As That is a great community of simple seekers and life-lovers.  I’m honored to share this post with you and the Simple As That community. If I had to choose my favorite sense I’d definitely pick taste. I love food; eating, cooking, reading about it, learning about its medicinal abilities. Food creates community, it comforts,...