So, I'll share something that's been simmering in my thoughts.
A few weeks ago, I woke up in the night with words burning in my mind. I felt absolutely compelled to get up and write them down. I never write down things in the night, because I always think I can remember them (and of course, then I wake up the next morning and try to remember, but can't!).
This time, it was so powerful I absolutely had to.
The words were
I had no idea what that meant. I still don't. But I feel like God is trying to convey something very important and life changing.
I feel a sense of urgency to clean, cull, organize, simplify. I know, WEIRD. And even weirder, Hubby feels the same way!!! I don't feel God is telling me to live off the grid and grow all my own food (tho I do think having a couple chickens would be fun--which is the polar opposite of what Hubby thinks would be fun!). I don't think God is telling me to stay home all the time, drop all the kids activities, or go on a spending fast (tho I do want to spend money more wisely). I do think God wants me to carefully reconsider how I'm spending my time and to focus on relationships, including my relationship with Him.
I like the idea that came in my mailbox today--an ad from Mary Jane's Farm magazine that says,
"Enter a world where life is simpler, healthier,
and much more playful . . ."
Have I ever mentioned my obsession with soup?
I am still turning toward Christ to discover what RADICAL SIMPLICITY means for my life. I have been reading everything I can regarding the topic of simplicity. I've also been spending time in prayer and reflection trying to discern God's will for my life.
Stay tuned . . . and please feel free to add your own thoughts on what radical simplicity means.