Ecclesiastes 7:30 JB “God made man simple; man’s complex problems are of his own devising.”

Let’s be clear. No one has ever confused me with Paris or Nicole.

But I do have one thing in common with the bleached blond duo – I’m trying to live a Simpler Life.

Roger and I have been toying with and dancing around the edges of what we want to live without. And then, two big realities hit at once.

  1. 1. We had more month left at the end of our checks each month.
  2. We have been feeling a shallowness in our spirits.

We have been so busy running around working for God, that we haven’t had a lot of time to be hanging with God. And let’s be honest, the amount of distractions in my life – almost all self-imposed – have not been helping.

Roger and I are going to be taking some active steps to not only live more simply on the outside, but also to make sure that the actions we are taking are a refection of a growing peace in our inner lives.

We are going to be giving up a lot of stuff, (a list of those will be posted on Tuesday,) but we hope to gain a lot of stuff in the meanwhile:

  • More peace
  • More connectedness with God
  • More family/couple time
  • More freedom to help those in need

Am I alone? Do any of you struggle with this desire for a more Christ-centered life? A less chaotic, simpler life? If so, would you be willing to share what your biggest struggle is?

Or maybe you have had some victory in this area. I would love to hear what got you to the place of peace.

kathilipp

Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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