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Keeping it Real. My Journey to the Present. What You See Now is Not Who I Used to Be • Podcast Ep 55

Today I am doing something a little different on the podcast. I sat down with no notes or agenda, but asked the Holy Spirit to lead me in what to say. And today is the day He wanted me to share the truth.

I often say that if you know me now, but didn’t know me 20 years ago, it is like walking in half way through a movie, and you’re at the part in the movie where the story has turned around, and you’re heading toward the happy ending. But I wrestle. I have struggled with God because I want to to be 100% real and authentic with people in my life (especially folks who only see a “snippet” of me in Internet-land) but I also don’t want to relive the past or share some of the awful nitty-gritty details.

 So today, I am keeping it real and letting you know that there is a huge redemption story behind what you see. When you see pretty pictures on Instagram or hear a touching story about what my hubby did for me that day, it’s because I can’t help but see God’s power in every moment. Because my life is a living testimony of redemption. If He can redeem me, then there is hope for anyone.

And when you think I have it all together, know that I was broken into a million pieces, and HE holds me together now.

Listen in as I share how God shined a light in the dark places in my life and I will only give Him the glory in every breath I take for the rest of my life, and into eternity.

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He Makes All Things New

You know the feeling we all have when we get something new? Maybe we waited for it for a while. Maybe it was an impulse buy. Or maybe it was a guilty pleasure. Regardless, there is that excitement and initial delight when we get something new.

But like all things in this world, the newness soon wears off, and the novelty of the thing fades away, and that new thing becomes just another thing. Eventually, even an old thing.

The excitement of it is gone, and most likely replaced with something else. A new desire. A new want.

The beauty of this is that although every single thing we see on this earth is temporal and it will fade away, we will not. God declares us new creations, yet instead of wearing down and fading away like those new shiny objects, we are becoming sanctified and holy and working toward something even better. Our bodies are wearing away but WE are new and we will not fade. 

While the world and all that is in it slowly fades, those who are in Christ are being sanctified and rather than fading, we are being transformed into something even better.

Oh, the comfort in knowing that we will not wear away, we will not wither, we will not die! We are growing toward a new life that God himself has provided for us.

for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:24-25

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:15

When he made us new creations, we were completely renovated. Our old selves were torn down, not just prettied up or fixed. But completely and utterly transformed and changed! We do not have to live as the old, but as our new creation in Christ. The one that is free and the one that will exist for eternity.

Oh, how beautiful a thought! May we rest in the fact that as the life we see around us is broken, wearing out daily, and full of trials, we ARE new creations.

We are new and we will be whole, complete, and restored forever!

This summer let us celebrate simple, spiritually refresh, and unplug even for a bit…refresh, renew, and refocus.

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What Does It Really Mean to Live Simply? Podcast Ep 52

What does it really mean to live simply? Do you have to follow a list of rules and regulations? 

Do you have to sell all of your stuff?
Do you have to live on a farm?
Go off the grid?
Do you have to homeschool?
Do you need a tiny house?

NO! There are absolutely no rules and you certainly don’t have to follow another person’s lifestyle. The external results of a simple life focused on Jesus may have less things, but the true focus of living simply is to get rid of anything that hinders us from our walk with God. For me, my mission in living a simple life is because I want more Jesus and less of this world. I believe God will use people in different ways for different purposes, but all for His glory. God will lead you in how you should live, if you seek Him wholeheartedly. He may place you smack in the middle of the city or across the world, but if your focus is on Him, you will naturally seek more of Him and less of the pleasures of this world. I truly believe the more you desire Him, the less you will want of this world.

There are plenty of websites out there for minimalism, organization, and living clutter free. But I want to take it one step further here at Simply Living for Him.

We are all a work in progress, so let’s link arms and encourage each other in our journeys. Rather than worrying about a list of rules, let’s set one rule:

Seek Jesus with all your heart. The rest will fall into place.


Join me as we encourage each other for simple summer—>Videos and Blog Posts

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