Recently, my husband Will and I moved to New York City. This was more than just a move of possessions and residential address, it was a move to a completely different lifestyle– new city, downsized living space (and selling our current house!), intentional community, and a new job for me
Just a few weeks ago, my husband Will and I moved to New York City. Though we live relatively simply and our twin house in Philadelphia was not huge (about 1700 square feet), we had to downsize even more in order to move into our two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. There’s
Note: This is a guest post written by The Rev. Samantha Drennan, a part-time associate to the Bishop in Northeastern PA Synod (ELCA), full-time parish pastor, and cat mom. Becca (The Christian Minimalist) asked me to write this guest post after I sent her the above picture of guest towels.
Ignatius of Loyola (eventual founder of the Jesuits), while serving in the military, was hit by a cannonball and severely injured. During his time recovering (and enduring multiple, very dangerous surgeries), he had a spiritual awakening and turned toward God. This event and long recovery was a turning point for
Note: This is a guest post written by Cassandra Roberts, mother of two children and creator of the Needed and Known podcast and blog. You may be well on your way on the Christian minimalism journey. You’ve probably even read my favorite posts about comfort buying and making changes now.
In the United States, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our shores, the future looks bright. Events are being scheduled, businesses are opening back up, more and more people are getting vaccinated, and transmission of the disease
As a pastor, I’ve eaten at my share of church potlucks. Potlucks are community meals in which everyone brings something to share. Some potlucks have more than enough food to go around, while others have a limited amount of food. I’ve noticed that people tend to fall into two categories
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. Bruce Lee In math class, I always appreciated addition more than subtraction. It seemed easier to wrap my mind around adding more rather than taking away, especially when taking away brought the total into negative
Note: This post is an excerpt from the book Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living, which releases May 17th (today)! The “Why” Christian minimalism can change our lives in incredible ways. We know it won’t always be easy, but we also know that pursuing this type of worldview and
A few years ago, when we started our Christian minimalism journey, my husband Will and I minimized 60% of our stuff. It felt good to simplify our material possessions. But letting go of things was much harder than we anticipated. We were prepared to have a hard time paring down