Minimal Monday


A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God.
Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table
and shoes on our feet, that’s enough.

1 Timothy 6:6,7
On Mondays, I plan on de-cluttering something in my home. It may be an area, a room, a wall, or a drawer.  I have to start somewhere and I need to take baby steps.  One Monday at a time.  I am taking a journey of scaling back our "things" in order to bring more focus on what is truly important.
GOODBYE
Distractions.
Debt.
Noise.
Schedules.
Clutter.
Materialism.
Excess.

HELLO
Faith.
Family.
Generosity.
Focus.
Meaning.
Value.
Joy.

I'll be honest, I am not so great at sticking with big projects.  I have very good intentions and if I don't have accountability, I fail.  I am praying about this journey and sharing it on my blog is a way for me to (hopefully) inspire others and get some interaction from others living the minimal lifestyle.

My vision is to be content with what I have.  To clear out the clutter.  If it doesn't have meaning or something doesn't add beauty to our home, it will go.  Less stuff means less cleaning (can you feel me on this one?)  Less stuff means saving money.  Less stuff means focus on the people within the walls of our home not the decor.

I want to live the "secret" that the apostle Paul was talking about as he wrote this letter from prison:
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:11,12


I am reading the book "Love Does" by Bob Goff.  My friend Katie told me about this book and this concept of quitting something on Thursdays.  This could be helpful with my Minimal Mondays!






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