Hello, friends! It has been a minute. I have been concentrating on accomplishing a few 2018 goals before the year ends, and have been busy!
What a blessed year it has been. It has been a year of growth for me, for sure. I’ve grown closer to the Father as I’ve learned more and more about His truths.
I’ve been stretched as we have strived to live more simply. I’ve also been stretched as we have squeezed our finances to pay off our mortgage as quickly as possible.
As we end the year, I would love to encourage you to live more simply and intentionally. Just yesterday, I learned that while the United States contains only 3% of the world’s children, these same children own 40% of the world’s toys. This statistic is mind boggling to me.
Our children need things like a secure home life and a present mother to grow into happy and healthy adults, not an abundance of toys. I am now doing my best to encourage our children to embrace the simple and important things in life. But please believe me when I say I didn’t always used to live this way. I’m so thankful to the Lord for the work He has done in my life!
We all can do our part to fight the consumerism monster. Even in December, it can be done!
I hope to begin posting again more regularly in the near future. I am on Instagram almost daily, and you can find me there at redeeming_home.
Be encouraged, mamas. You are doing the Lord’s work!
2 thoughts on “Living Simply and Intentionally This December”
Hi, Nicole! Thank you for the update!
I was impressed but not surprised by that statistic — wow!
It seems our most recent articles expressed similar thoughts, coincidentally!
Even when your posts are short, I get so much out of them. 🙂
Thank you, Jessica! You are always such an encouragement to me.