Well, I did it! I went a whole year without shopping. When I wrote about the start of my no shopping year at the beginning of 2018, I had no idea what was in store (pun intended). I didn’t know how I would react to only buying necessities, and how my year-long
It’s that time when everyone starts thinking about the upcoming year, and many of us start making New Year’s resolutions. Here’s a question for you: How many New Year’s resolutions have you made in the past? And how many of them have you actually kept for the whole year? If
It’s that crazy time of year– people rushing around, buying gifts for everyone, and frantically wrapping all the presents in time for Christmas. It’s sheer pandemonium, trying to get it all done. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Why do we give gifts? The tradition of giving
I own a fabulous pair of red shoes. They are my favorite pair of shoes. I wear them when my outfit needs a pop of color, or when I need some cheering up on a cloudy day, or when I just want to wear fun shoes. I wear them constantly.
I waited seven years to meet my husband. Seven. Years. During those very long years, I did everything I could possibly do to meet my future husband. I tried online dating. I asked friends if they knew anyone they could set me up with. I prayed. I asked my friends
When I was in seminary (graduate school for people called by God to public ministry), I broke my foot. If you’ve ever broken a bone, you know painful it can be. But even more than that, you know how inconvenient it can be. Simple actions that you could do with
I don’t know about you– but I watch a decent amount of movies. And since some folks have really taken to the post on The Post (see what I did there?), I figured it would be fun to write a post on minimalism in the movies once in a while!
There comes a time in everyone’s life when suddenly the million dollar question pops up: “Why am I here?” And by “here,” I don’t mean your geographic location. I mean, “Why am I here on this earth?” Or, to take it a bit deeper: “What is the meaning of life?”
At some point last year. I became aware of a phenomenon called Swedish Death Cleaning. In short, it’s a Scandinavian decluttering practice in which you pare down your material possessions– so that when you die, your loved ones have less stuff to deal with. Sound morbid? Possibly. Is it a
This past weekend, I received a lesson about societal brainwashing and human nature. …From a little girl. My husband Will and I went up to Rochester, NY to visit our Goddaughter Grace. It was a few days before her birthday. We bought her two books (her family is big on