First of all, if you are coming here from Minimalist Packrat....welcome! I hope you'lll spend some time looking around. I'd love to "meet" you in the comments.
First the highlights:
- Shortly after starting the blog I traveled to Peru with Compassion International and witnessed extreme poverty and therefore extreme simple living. Although not documented on this blog, I wrote about the trip on another blog. If you are interested, you can read those posts HERE.
- We moved from a 4000 sq foot house to a 2000 sq foot house: Moving again, A clean slate, layers of an onion
- I stopped blogging
- Tanja Hoagland's (aka Minimalist Packrat) and her book 30 Day Clutter Bootcamp inspired me to resume blogging and blog my way through the bootcamp.
- I began sharing our outdoor adventures
- Exactly one year later, I'm featured over at Minimalist Packrat! ~ head over to read about my "minimalistish" home.
Now to revisit that first post and the inspiration behind this blog:
from August 10, 2010
I feel God calling me to intentionally enter a world of anti-consumerism and have decided to record my journey here. As a follower of Christ, I want Jesus to be enough for me. I am tired of constantly accumulating more and more stuff and want to be free to give more to others.
This is my journey.
The title and theme verse of this blog comes from Proverbs 30.
Two things I ask of you, O Lord;
do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me'
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, "Who is the Lord?'
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God.
I love this verse and what the writer is asking. I find that when I have too much, I don't need to depend on God to provide. And God has given me a heart of compassion for those who have very, very little. I've been on this journey for quite a while, but it seems to have taken a new turn recently.
Soon I will travel to Peru with Compassion International and will witness the poverty some are living in. I am excited about how God will use this trip to continue to mold, shape and direct me in this journey.
I'm pleased that a year later, I have made progress and grown so much. I'm even more determined to "live simply so others may simply live". Sometimes I get discouraged that I'm not where I want to be on this journey, but am also reminded to find joy in the process and not focus so much on the outcome.
Now some questions for you....I would love your feedback.
- What do you enjoy most about Daily Bread?
- What would you like to see more of?
- What would you like to see less of?