2014: a year to simplify.
Hey, 2014! You’ve come quicker than…..well, you’ve just come real quick. 2013 was almost a big blur and I don’t think I was ready to say goodbye to the year quite yet but…here we are. I’m not going to over-spiritualize things here so to be honest, I haven’t really made any goals yet. Yep. My only goals so far are to 1. cook more homemade meals (in other words, learn to cook) 2. spend less time on my phone 3. blog a little bit more and 4. simplify. I guess those count as goals, right?! :) But really, the the best thing I’ve read about the new year talked about simplifying and de-cluttering the soul. I need to do that. It reminded me of Micah 6:8 “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” I want to live like this in 2014. You can read the blog I’m talking about here and below is a quote from it written by Sally Clarkson:
“Don’t worry and fret and stew and stir up unnecessary dust. Choose simplicity—just one thing I require—that you give it all to Me and love Me. I will take over. Even as I gave and provided a Sabbath in which all of my children should have rest from their work, so I want you to live in My Sabbath rest for your soul. Rest from your striving and labor. Take time for naps, for pleasure, for joy. This day you have to receive as a gift–I can’t promise what tomorrow will hold. But today you can love, give peace, speak kind and wise words, dance in your soul with My secret pleasure that comes from knowing that I love you. Simplify your life, don’t make choices that will complicate or add unnecessary pressure or cause you to sin or grumble. “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life,” as Paul said. ”
Sometimes people (including myself) tend to over complicate things more than they need to be and this year…I want to take each day at a time, soak it in-loving and walking humbly with the Lord. Loving my husband, boys, and those around me along the way. Here’s to a beautiful new year!!
P.S. LOVE my new simplified planner from Emily Ley!