The power of miracles is that we completely must trust in God and yet we also have our part to play.Read More
Today we are getting snowed in here in our little corner of the world, and it has me thinking, again.
Preparing in the simple ways as the snow falls quietly on our woods, we find truths beyond us. My boys cut this cherry tree with their daddy working hard all day long. In their fun and romping play, they are building something more than just firewood.
Cooking simple, healing foods in the kitchen means that we need it. Healing. Quietness. Soul-rest. So much in our world is sick, broken, and dirty in the past days. Even in our own homes, even in our faith. I believe that as we slow down and look at what is already in our hands, we can hear whispers of redemption if we will only listen.
In the quietness and beauty of the daily, woven in these moments both hard and beautiful, grows the truth that we so deeply need. Or perhaps it has been here all along - waiting.
We will find His hand even here.
The Power of Home is this - it is here where God leads us to simple paths.
To work out the hard, ugly places, one step at a time.
Snuggled in - building faith and memories, one step at a time.
Today I welcome a GUEST BLOGGER and fantastic coach, Kendra Brodin to share her insight on minimalism. Kendra is a highly accomplished coach, attorney, mother to three amazing children, and wife to her incredible husband Ryan. Kendra’s insight is deeply authentic and raw as she shares part of her journey with you. Enjoy and Blessings, Elizabeth
If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos. -Susan E. Phillips, Breathing Room
Life can feel chaotic. Okay, more than a feeling — life can truly be chaotic and unpredictable.
On Monday, everything might run smoothly – my kids get along. No one loses their homework. Everyone is on the bus on time. I get (most) of my work done at the office, and I leave feeling energized and productive. I make supper and get it on the table at a reasonable hour. Homework gets done. Baths get taken. Bedtime is at an almost reasonable hour for all five of us. It’s a good day. Gold stars all around.
But then — Tuesday. On Tuesday, I feel like need a nap before I’ve left home in the morning, This kids are fighting in the morning, and we have to chase the bus. I can’t find my car keys. I forget my computer bag at home. Even more than a large coffee with an extra shot, what I really need is a do-over.
Some days I feel like I’m organized, brave, and brilliant.
Other days, I feel like a hot mess.
Maybe both are true. But this doesn’t disqualify me from an amazing life.
We can shift our focus and scan for the beauty hidden in amidst the chaos.
Life can be so hard and heart wrenching and messy and amazing all at once. Everything changes when I shift my focus to see the incredible beauty in chaos.
In our modern quest for simplicity, minimalism has rightly gained a prominent voice and yet the practical application often seems full of contradictions. As I looked around my minimalist log home, I realized there are 3 areas I actually have more of. The irony stuck me hard. As a minimalist, is it possible to have more?Read More
The true confession is that I deeply struggled with the open space once items were donated. Maybe you have felt this same twinge of grief on some level and asked yourself that haunting question, "What do I do now?"Read More
I'm excited to welcome a series of Guest Bloggers to CREATE:minimalism. Each person has a unique perspective on minimalism - each journey is a precious story. We become deeply rooted in the truth of the stories we tell.
Enjoy this 2nd in the series by Kat Luckock, from the UK. She is the go-to Impact Strategist & Business Coach for Social Entrepreneurs. Kat and I share a similar vision to help others make intentional (and profitable) choices in life and business that support environmental stewardship. https://shareimpact.org/Read More
I'm excited to welcome a series of Guest Bloggers to CREATE:minimalism. Each person has a unique perspective on minimalism - each journey is a precious story. These are stories that need to be told, as we become deeply rooted in the truth of the stories we tell. Enjoy the first in this series, by author, coach, and wellness expert Dawn Hall.Read More
I always knew that Nature needed care, but it wasn't until I had children of my own and began my journey in minimalism that I saw how much "care" our world needed. Yet, the need can feel overwhelming.Read More
Do you feel like no one in your house is on board with your efforts at simplifying? Do you feel alone and stuck in the back of a closet sorting random pieces of "stuff?" Do you feel like you are the only one sorting through piles of bills or receipts or taxes and the pile doesn't ever get smaller? Maybe you've never felt that way, but I sure have!Read More