Intentional Living · Simple Life

Mary or Martha?

There’s this story that has popped up a few times in the last week. About 2 ladies, one who was busy doing housework, bustling around the house like a tornado, while the other sat down and chilled a bit. You might know the story too: Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42).   Jesus was visiting their… Continue reading Mary or Martha?

DIY · Simple Life

Homemade Mocha Cappuccino Gift-in-a-Jar

Are you wracking your brain for a last-minute gift idea for someone on your Christmas list? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Are they a coffee lover? If so, I have the perfect idea for you, and it’s *not* a gift card! This year, I was combing through a cookbook I found at a used… Continue reading Homemade Mocha Cappuccino Gift-in-a-Jar

Faith · Reviews · Simple Life

Book Review: Simplify-Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul

Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul, by Bill Hybels, is an engaging book that offers practical steps towards simplifying your soul and life. Defining a simple life is never an easy task, but Bill Hybels offers his take on simplification, covering a wide range of topics that often aren’t thought about when someone begins… Continue reading Book Review: Simplify-Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul

Crunchy · Intentional Living · Real Food · Simple Life

McLovin’ the Real Food

In my opinion, the chicken nugget from McDonald’s is the prime example of what is wrong in our food culture. And to be fair, I had McDonald’s yesterday. I’ve been stepping away from fast food lately, but yesterday I felt sick, and after a frustrating day of trying to find dress shoes that would accommodate my… Continue reading McLovin’ the Real Food

africa · Crunchy · Simple Life

Let’s Get Real With Our Food

Food is a pretty important aspect of our lives, but in this day and age, we often don’t stop to consider where our food is coming from or what happens to it before we eat it. Once we start to explore that….well, let’s just say it’s eye opening. I think most Americans know that our… Continue reading Let’s Get Real With Our Food

Faith · Simple Life

Five Minute Fridays: Listen

For quite awhile, I’ve wanted to participate in Five Minute Fridays (FMF), which is a “blog party” started by Lisa Jo Baker, a brilliant blogger and writer.  But my internet situation has prevented me from doing so.  Now I am blessed to have access to internet at work, so you’ll frequently be seeing my FMF… Continue reading Five Minute Fridays: Listen

Crunchy · Simple Life

The Simple Life, Part 2

Part of my Simple Life: Waiting for the Bus As promised, I write again about the simple life. On my last post about the simple life, I discussed how PC changed my worldview and how I believe God calls me to this simpler life. But I didn’t get into the nitty gritty. When I was… Continue reading The Simple Life, Part 2

Simple Life

The Simple Life, Part 1

As an American, I grew up in a society that taught me to always want “more” and “better”. I thought I understood the difference between needs and wants, and I grew up with level-headed parents that taught me the importance of hard work and earning the things I wanted. As I went through college, I… Continue reading The Simple Life, Part 1

Simple Life

Listening to Silence

As Americans, we grow up in an on-the-go society.  From a young age we are discouraged from being idle; instead we are taught to take up one new activity after another.  There are certainly benefits to this, but sometimes we need to remember to slow down, take a moment, and relax.  The stress of life… Continue reading Listening to Silence