Merry Christmas from Christ-following Minimalist

May our Lord God bless you richly today as we celebrate Christ’s birth.

Value what’s important.

Enjoy today.

Make joy-filled memories.


God bless, Y’all!


Burden-free Living.

I did it.

I blindly saved my life from clutter and burden. With abandon I removed stuff from my life. I did it! I feel free!

And, I plan to stay that way.

Today, after an hour of clicking and clicking, I deleted not one, not two, but 7,000 emails–dating back to 2010.

It’s been weighing on my heart for awhile now. Seeing that dreaded number when I opened my iPad has haunted me for weeks. When you truly see how many emails you have, it’s eye opening. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been hoarding unread emails for way too long, so today I started from scratch–a new beginning for me in 2015. I’m ready.

I want you to have freedom, too. So, here are some tricks to keeping your email under wraps.

1. Read it and delete it.

I would say a majority of my emails do not need to be kept. Seriously. So, when I read it, I need to delete it. Period.

2. If it’s important, put it in an important folder.

Are you on committees? Have clients? Need to save important things? We all do! Put it in a “folder.” They are easy, fabulous, and you know where to find it later. Be proactive! Stick it in a folder!

3. Unsubscribe

Let’s face it. Right now you have emails in your inbox (maybe from me :-) ) that you will never open and never read. (I do hope you read mine!) It’s time to take an inventory of your inbox. What can you politely unsubscribe from?

4. Delete

Just thought this warranted some repetition.

Stuff takes on many different forms, and “digital stuff” is a heavy burden just like too many papers on your desk or too much junk in your closet. I am ridding my life of junk. All kinds.

What’s holding you back? What is a burden for your heart? GET RID OF IT! Be honest with yourself. You have one life, live it. I’m tired of being so stressed that I can’t live life. Are you?

May God bless you richly today.


Hunkering Down in a Yurt #yurtlife


I have a dream–A dream of living with my family in the woods in a tiny home. Ideally, that tiny home would be a yurt. I love yurt life, and wanted to share this article with you. Enjoy!

LUNCH! #Vegan #Meatfree

I love the smell of our kitchen right now. As a take in deep whiffs of my yummy lunch, I though I’d share it with you.

– 4 small-medium potatoes, diced
– 2 zucchini chopped how you like it
– Some roasted peppers from our neighbors garden to spice it up

I cooked mine in a pan with olive oil. I seasoned with some salt and garlic powder so the hubby would eat it. ;-)

The smells coming from July drive right now make me feel like I can cook! LOL
I could totally add corn and a plethora of other veggies to this. Even fresh cherry tomatoes!

If you like this recipe, please like, share and enjoy! I live y’all! God bless!


Where have I been?!?

So, I lot of things have been going in, but not really. Have you ever been at a point in your life where you feel busy, but not with the important things? That’s where I feel I am right now. But, that’s okay. Everything is a season.

I’m prayerfully considering my next steps for 2015. Where to go. What to be. What to concentrate my time on. You see, I don’t want to do things–dare I say–half-a$$ed anymore. Sorry for the vulgar statement, but I don’t know another way to word it. I want to be free and honest with y’all.

I’ve spent too many years of my life trying to seek others approval, trying to be more than I am, and trying to do too many things at one time. So along with getting rid of most of my stuff, I will also give up most of my obligations. I want to do all things as for God, which to me means with excellence, or at least trying my best and knowing I put forth my best effort. When I have too many things on my plate, I don’t do anything well.

So with that, I’m praying. Praying for peace for you and me, and praying that 2015 is our best year ever!

God bless, y’all! Remember, it is never too late to start what God has for you. Start it now!

In His name,



Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I saw a quote online a while back–probably on Facebook. It said…

What if when you wake up tomorrow, you only have what you thanked God for today?

I have so many things I am thankful for, and have been talking to God about it all day. Enjoy your day, folks. May God open the doors of thankfulness upon you. Be blessed!

The Simple Things – Adoption update

Bohemian Christian Chelle:

A blast from the past. Wow have things changed since this post. Sometimes God needs to remind us of our past prayers so we can realize how blessed we are in the present. My heart is full and grateful, Lord. THANK YOU!

Originally posted on Christ-following Minimalist:

Hello, everyone!

I know it’s been a while since I blogged specifically about simple living, but as you may know, we’ve had a lot going on. My husband and I completed our month long PRIDE training as the first step with the Department of Family and Protective Services to adopt a beautiful child — or two — who are currently in foster care in the state of Texas. We graduated! Past our home visit (Praise the Lord!), and just yesterday successfully completed our Home Study, or as I call it, our interrogation. It was long (almost three hours), but it’s over and now…

We wait.

But, I don’t think we will have to wait too long. Our adoption worker said she would type everything up, submit it to her boss, and then we should receive the final word in two weeks.

I’m not worried.


Okay, maybe a little. Just…

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