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Simplify Life: Use This One Word to Transform Your Life

SimplifyLife-UseThisOneWordToTransformYourLife

It happens simply, almost innocently, with a phone call. A text. An email. We should get together this weekend, when are you free? They really need help with the four-year-old class . . . You should absolutely take advantage of this opportunity! It’s nothing earth shattering—surely I should be able to do this one thing. Yet my stomach makes that familiar flop, and … [Read more...]

Simplify Life: Use This 3-Step Checklist for Stress-Free Living

SImplify Life - Use This 3-Step Checklist For Stress-Free Living

Before I had children I travelled a lot. My job took me all round Europe. My husband travelled for work as well, and we’d often meet in odd places just to guarantee seeing each other—Majorca, Malta, Antigua. I enjoyed it, but I didn’t like the stress of packing at short notice because my boss wanted me in Barcelona tomorrow. With such a busy schedule, it was an extra … [Read more...]

Simplify Life: 10 Strategies to Creating a More Meaningful Prayer Life

10 Strategies to Creating a More Meaninful Prayer Life

As an extrovert and as someone who was in vocational ministry for several years, I've gotten pretty good at praying publicly. I know how to plagiarize the Bible just enough to sound holy, but not too much to sound unoriginal. I've learned how to keep my prayers short enough to maintain interest, but long enough to sound thoughtful. Yes, I've gotten pretty good at … [Read more...]

Simplify Dinner: 31 Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals

SimplifyDinner-31GrainFreeSlowCookerMeals

The witching hour. That's what I call the hour in my house that is not my finest. It is the time right before dinner, where I am trying to get the house picked up, the kids finishing up school, my teeth brushed (I'm keeping it real) and trying to get dinner ready. Sigh. It is so easy to get overwhelmed in those last few hours of the day and it really sets us up for … [Read more...]

Simplify Life: The Minimalist Guide to Grocery Shopping

SimplifyLife-TheMinimalistGuideToGroceryShopping

In September 2013, I had a one month old, the beginnings of chronic fatigue, a home and a blog to run, and my husband and I had decided to start our journey to debt free...on one low income. The odds felt like they were stacked against me, to say the least. But a mama's gotta take care of business, right? Because our budget was already very tight at the time, our … [Read more...]