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 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
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” I recently rediscovered Robert Frost’s famous poem, “The Road Not Taken.” The person in the poem stands at a crossroads– does he take the
Christians often end up being overachievers. Excited about our faith, we want to serve God and others– and before we know it, our schedules are overly full, filled with groups and ministries and new church programs. Being involved in church and serving God and others is important– in fact, it’s
Here on the Christian Minimalism blog, we’ve looked at minimalism in The Greatest Showman and A Christmas Carol. This time, we are looking minimalism in the movie Yesterday. In Yesterday, Jack Malick is a struggling singer-songwriter who plays gigs that are barely attended and booked by teacher-by-day, manager-by-night Ellie Appleton.
For the last six months, I have been underemployed. In that half of a year, I’ve spent my time doing freelance writing projects, speaking engagements, coursework, and guest preaching. None of these jobs pays particularly well, and together they definitely don’t equal a full-time job. At first, making my own
Living as a Christian minimalist, I end up having a lot of conversations with folks who are curious. Many times, they’re curious about minimalism in general– but more often than not, people really want to know how I connect minimalism to my Christian faith. One of the major reasons I
I waited seven years to meet my husband. Seven. Years. During those very long years, I did everything I could possibly do to meet my future husband. I tried online dating. I asked friends if they knew anyone they could set me up with. I prayed. I asked my friends
I don’t know about you– but I watch a decent amount of movies. And since some folks have really taken to the post on The Post (see what I did there?), I figured it would be fun to write a post on minimalism in the movies once in a while!
There comes a time in everyone’s life when suddenly the million dollar question pops up: “Why am I here?” And by “here,” I don’t mean your geographic location. I mean, “Why am I here on this earth?” Or, to take it a bit deeper: “What is the meaning of life?”