Making Time for Creativity and Play

The theme of my recent posts has been my goals for 2020 and I continue with that today. I have covered my spiritual goals and relationship goals so far. Today I want to share about my desire for creativity and play in my life as I choose a life of slowness and simplicity. Creativity and [...]

Seeking to Abide

The Lord is making me more and more aware of the pattern of fear being boss in my life. Over and over again I am seeing how I run from situations, relationships, and interactions. I am repeatedly noticing the loneliness I am left in when fear pushes me to run away. Very, very early this [...]

Finding the Way

Our new home will be out in the country. Driving there means driving on unfamiliar roads, seeing lots of trees and farm fields, and not much else. So in order to see our road, before it comes up so fast that I drive past it, I had to find a landmark. My landmark is in [...]

Rooting in God’s Love

The Lord is using His Word to speak to my heart and give me new and deeper understanding of His love for me. It is truly in His love that we find rest. And it is in that heart-rest that a life of simplicity grows out of. My study of His love began with Ephesians [...]

What is at the Heart of Simplicity?

"Only as we allow the love of Christ to penetrate our wounds will we be able to love again as children love. Only as we open ourselves to the love of Christ and His people can we begin our journey toward being real." Claire Cloninger My Recalibrate Life Read this month is A Place Called [...]

Recalibrating Life: Halfway through 2019

We are approaching the end of June, which means I have been on this journey of "recalibrating life" for six months. This week I want to share how I am growing and in what areas I need to continue to work at. I also want to share some changes that I am making for the [...]

Choices in Simplicity

"If your life is rushed or stressed or complicated. You may feel that circumstances or fate have somehow trapped you in your crazy lifestyle. But I would challenge you to look very closely at your life and see how often your choices are dictating the simplicity or the chaos in which you live." This statement [...]

The Diligent Intentionality of Slow Feet

I had coffee with a dear friend a couple of days ago and we shared about our walks with the Lord. We both discussed specific areas where we wanted to see growth, especially in recognizing His presence through the day and in being more attentive to the Holy Spirit's nudges. Jan Johnson in Abundant Simplicity says, "Simplicity [...]

Living Intentionally or on Autopilot

Psalm 86:11 "Teach me your way O LORD and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name." How would you describe your life -- are you living intentionally or are you running through life on autopilot? I have been working my way through the book "He [...]

Learning to Long for God

Contentment, or the lack of it, is really an issue of the heart. In order to really understand our own feelings we need to look at our wants and longings. We cannot be content apart from knowing what we want or long for. I took a long hard look at my wants and longings when [...]