I have a plaque on my mantle…
I find it comical that living simply can be a very complicated undertaking…I don’t believe that is the intent…
I just started reading 7: an experimental mutiny against excess
7 is the true story of how Jen (along with her husband and her children to varying degrees) took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.
Food. Clothes. Spending. Media. Possessions. Waste. Stress. They would spend thirty days on each topic, boiling it down to the number seven. Only eat seven foods, wear seven articles of clothing, and spend money in seven places. Eliminate use of seven media types, give away seven things each day for one month, adopt seven green habits, and observe “seven sacred pauses.” So, what’s the payoff from living a deeply reduced life? It’s the discovery of a greatly increased God—a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.
When standing in front of my mantle, I must be honest that hanging words about simplifying has not truly motivated me live more simply….
It’s the discovery of a greatly increased God—a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.
I am excited with a bit of nervous anticipation to begin this journey with others who also desire the same outcome…
Thankful for community and the invitation to live life differently with each new day….