Whole 30: Day 11-20

DAY ELEVEN – NINETEEN …we are starting to fall into a Whole30 rhythm. Sure, Day 10 was rough, but every day is a new day. I know that holds true in all facets of life, but it’s especially true in Whole30 world. One minute, fantasizing about punching defenseless strangers. The next, running 5 miles while whistling and smiling. Here…

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Whole 30: Day 0-10

DAY ZERO:  We wanted to set ourselves up for success by taking out as much of the stress as possible. We bought the Whole30 books, researched, and read what seemed like every Whole30 article and forum out there. I didn’t trust myself enough not to eat Trader Joe’s speculoos cookie butter by the spoonful, so we purged our…

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Minimalism & Colossians

Continued thoughts from the previous post: Change takes courage Our Church is studying Pauls letter to the Colossians. The Colossians were new Christians and were mixing the Christian faith with all the other religions they were exposed to and blending them into one. Back then their spiritual agenda might’ve looked like Jesus + Voodoo + Elemental Forces (the…

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Freedom

The best, and also most cliche way I can describe our minimalistic agenda is, freedom. When I drive past wealthy neighborhoods with big, beautiful, historic houses I don’t impatiently wonder when we’ll be able to live in a house like that. I don’t desire that anymore, though I certainly used to. In turn, Clay and I…

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Why we didn’t sell our house.

  “We’re minimalists now. We’re selling our house.” I knew this would shock some people. I knew that not everyone would understand but I wasn’t anticipating the level of criticism we faced. We didn’t think our decision to have 5 books instead of 50 would personally affect anyone but it did and it does. We are still occasionally…

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