Archive | July 2013

Excess to Minimalism: Connect with Others Already On This Journey

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Yes, that’s right. I called this a journey. These changes do not happen overnight. They take time. Remember that the very first step to removing excess from your life is deciding you’re tired of the excess, and you want better for yourself.

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Excess to Minimalism 4: Toxic Thoughts

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Focal Verses:
Romans 8:5-6 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

Further Reading:Psalm 37:1-40

We will define “toxic thoughts” as any thought that does not bring glory to God – any thought that does not line up with His heart.

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Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

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Here I go! This is my first time linking up with the other ladies at Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog for Five Minute Friday.

The objective? Write unedited, unscripted, unfixed for five minutes on the prompt she gives. Then link up on her blog with the others who accepted the challenge.

This week’s topic: Beautiful.

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Excess to Minimalism 3: Possessions

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Focal Verses:
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Further Reading:
Luke 16:19-31 and Matthew 19:16-30

We live in a materialistic society. We are driven to obtain more and more. We work hard, long hours to acquire more and to maintain all the things we already own.

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God, The FLYLady, and Me

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“The wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
Proverbs 14:1

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

I am not born organized. I was not born a neat-freak. My entire life, until a few weeks ago, I lived convinced that I hated to clean house.

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