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.
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
Note: This is a guest post written by Zach Labagh, Pastor at Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mohnton, PA. In the last few months, due to the pandemic, I found myself and my family changing how we function completely. Our calendar that was full has now diminished to online and
Note: This is a guest post written by Matt Kendziera. When Jesus Walked After beginning his ministry with the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5, “Blessed are the poor in spirit…” Jesus walked down the mountain and didn’t stop walking for the better part of two chapters. He strolled
On Wednesday April 8th, my Father-in-Law Norman Platnick died. He had been in the hospital for 1.5 weeks following a nasty fall down the stairs and severe head trauma and stroke. My husband Will and I were not allowed to visit him in the hospital here in Philadelphia due to
On March 7, we left to go on an 8-day cruise to the Caribbean for a planned family vacation. At that point, the coronavirus (COVID-19) had been spreading in other countries and there were a few cases on the West Coast of the U.S. Since there were no travel recommendations
There is no doubt that the use of smart phones, the internet, and social media have helped us connect with one another and made information accessible to more people than ever before. Thanks to our phones and social media, we can see what our friends from across the country or
Note: This is a guest post written by Will Platnick, husband to The Christian Minimalist and Principal Site Reliability Engineer for the YouVersion Bible App. The Amish are on to something. A few weeks ago, Becca and I visited Lancaster, PA for a quick weekend away in celebration of