In September of 2010, I changed the purpose and focus of this blog. For the two years prior, I wrote about gardening, preserving, homeschooling, chickening, food, our children, and a little bit about my faith.
During the spring of 2010, I sought more meaning and purpose in my life. God sent books, classes, new ways of thinking, and teachers my way and before long, my purpose crystallized and became clear. I was to continue living simply and do all that I had been doing, but my purpose for doing it needed to change. Instead of living simply for our health, peace of mind, for the environment and our own satisfaction, we needed to live this way in order to be able to give more to others. The giving would in turn glorify God if the gifts included His message. The other benefits are a bonus!
I wanted my blog to reflect this purpose and change and launched the new direction with a series of posts explaining how I came to this new found purpose and decision. It's not rocket science, but it hit me as if it was. Read the following posts, in order, to get the full picture of what we're doing here.
Oh, and I must say that I highly recommend seeking. Ask God to fill the void. Open your eyes and heart to what he has in store for you. It can be a bit scary to see where He'll take you, but living a cushy, predictable, safe life can be a bit scary, too.
Day One: Laying the Foundation
Day Two: The Reveal
Day Three: Consider Your Gift's Destination
Day Four: Motivation That Lasts & A Key, Final Point
Day Five: From Here on Out
Finding Money to Give
A New Tradition
What I Haven't Been Writing About
How I Do Coupons
On the Cusp
The Rich Family In Church
Giving of Ourselves Interview: Michelle
Giving of Ourselves Interview: Jennifer
Giving of Ourselves Interview: Zoë
Giving of Ourselves Interview: Ashleigh
Eating Simply In Order to Give
Simple Meal Idea: Sweet and Sour Lentils
Simple Meal Idea: Mexican Skillet Rice
Simple Meal Idea (Everyday Lentils and Rice) & Resource
For additional posts on Living Simply to Give, read here (most recent posts will appear first).