Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Simplicity

Way back in January I made some New Years Resolutions. One was to simplify. One way I simplified was by only having 3 resolutions.

One was to memorize more scripture. That started out pretty good, but I'll be honest, these past couple of months it hasn't been happening. I know it's so important, but I just haven't figured out a way to make it work for me. I feel like I always end up memorizing something, only to forget it a few weeks later. Which is frustrating. I need to figure out a system that works for me. Suggestions are welcome.

Another resolution was to give more. It hasn't been a failure, but I still feel like we could trust the Lord more in this area.

The final one was to simplify. We've definitely donated a lot of stuff and the garage sale was great for this.

I came across this blog post today though, about simplifying your life regarding your time. It suggests that to live your life simply does not mean to make life easy, comfortable and uncomplicated, but to be singular in focus. My favorite line from the post is this:

"When I die, I want to enter Heaven bloody, bruised and completely exhausted from the work I’ve done here on Earth. After all, that’s why He's left me here. I’ll rest and live a comfortable, uncomplicated life once I’m Home"


I love that. It's not a very long post, you should go check it out.

Now to go think about the singular purpose of my life...

2 comments:

Jen said...

that quote almost made me cry. gosh, that is awesome. i want that too!! thanks anne!

Callie Nicole said...

I love that quote - definitely something to live by! Thanks for sharing that post, Anne. :-)