I once read a testimony of a missionary family on a south Pacific island in difficult circumstances and with limited finances, plagued by discouragement and malcontent. Until the day their young son prayed over lunch.
Some summers ago I participated in Plastic Free July, designed to help us reduce our plastic waste. Especially plastic packaging and single-use items. And though it may seem odd, it made me think of God’s care! “So,” you’re wondering, “what does plastic have to do with that?” (And no, I’ve not gone round the bend!)
Life can get pretty complicated, can’t it? So why add a messy house to the mix? That’s what I tell friends when they comment on how clean and tidy they
always usually find my house. “But how do you do it?” they wonder. ” By following my Golden Rule of simplifying,” I tell them.
If you could leave but one thing behind you what would it be? Wealth and property? Family heirlooms? For me those don’t even enter the running. Not only because I have few such things to leave. But because I hope, above all, to leave a lasting legacy.
Our First World obsessions. How did we get them? Picture-perfect homes. With fine decor, and all artistically arranged. I can’t help but wonder: How did we get this way?
The more I talk with people, the more I discover that many are dissatisfied with life. Either they don’t like the direction their life is going, or feel their life is directionless. And I think it’s because we sometimes lose track of what’s really important.