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Where Dreams Become Reality-The BIG RV Trip!

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The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.

Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
and its circuit to the end of them,
and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
Psalm 119: 1-5

Tomorrow is the day! 
We will pick up our rental RV for our BIG trip!

The dream to take an RV trip has been our hearts for longer than I can remember. We tried planning it once before and it fell through. This time however, God has worked out the details and through much prayer, planning, and saving, the dream will be a reality.
We will be traveling down the east coast, stopping in each state along the way. I will be blogging along the way about our experience of leaving it all behind for a 30ft space, for 6 people on the road.

I am looking forward to seeing God’s creation, escaping the noise and distractions of everyday life, and spending some much needed time with the Lord and my family. We plan on devoting lots of time to His Word and prayer as a family. I also hope to be inspired to begin my next book- Simply Living…for Him, about simplifying ALL areas of our lives.

There are so many unknowns on a trip like this-from caring for the RV, to the “hook ups” on the way, to how on earth we will be after a few weeks on the road? {ready to throw in the towel?}

But I go forward, fully trusting the Lord for His plan. He has given me so much peace about this trip and taken away much of the usual anxiety I would have. I am so grateful.
Please subscribe here or follow on facebook. I will be posting often.  This is truly a time where the rubber meets the road-where my desire to simplify will be a reality. Will I miss the comforts of home or be free from them? Will I miss our “stuff” or enjoy the simple things? 

Join us on our adventure and spread the word…one family leaving it all behind…and Simply Living…for Him!

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Storing Treasure in the Attic or in Heaven?

I am planning to do a big purge and have a garage sale this spring. I really can’t wait to get rid of some clutter. As simple as I try to keep things, our house always seems to accumulate “stuff” again.

With six people in our family, of course there is lots of stuff.

Yet, it creeps in gradually getting bigger and it starts to stress me out.

We are beginning to plan for our dream RV trip this summer, so I figure we can also earn some money from our sale to go towards the trip.

What I am planning to sell:

  • Clothes
  • Books
  • Old linens
  • Kitchen stuff
  • Old tools
  • Toys
  • Knick knack type stuff
  • Baby items (boo hoo)

Some of the stuff is easy to part with. I am what I call the opposite of a hoarder.” I am constantly wanting to get rid of stuff.

But there are a few things, like the baby items that are truly hard.  Yet, they are just things and I need to live in the present, and for the future. Never in the past. 

Holding onto a baby swing doesn’t make the memory of the babe sleeping in there any sweeter. I have the “babies” right here with me every day.

Here are the main questions to ask when paring down “stuff.”

  • Are you currently using it?
  • What is the benefit to keep it?
  • Is it worth more time to organize or take care of, then to actually use it? (for example the abundance of toys-are they just taking up space or are they being used)
  • Will there be a bigger benefit from tossing something that to keeping it? (for example more space gained)

Simplifying physical clutter can really help lessen the stress of our days.  The more organized we are, and the less there is to take care of, the more time to do big things.  The more our focus is clearer to do big things.

I don’t want to store up treasure in my attic, 
but in heaven.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” 
Matthew 6:19-20

And for us, working toward our family RV trip is worth more than holding onto material items.  The RV trip is an opportunity for us to spend a unique time as a family, learning about new areas, getting out of our comfort zone, meeting new people, and trusting the Lord above all.

I can’t wait to speak on the road too and meet some of my dear readers!

So let us… Simply…Live For Him…Have Less and Do More!

Our first stop on our RV trip will be New Market, VA for…

Don’t forget if you are looking for homeschool encouragement this summer, Jamerrill Stewart (Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling) and I will be your hostesses at Simply Led- A Day out on the Park With Spiritual Refreshment for the Homeschool Family.   Visit our facebook page for more info or our website.

Simply Homeschool
 is now just $0.99 for download or for Kindle at Click here for more info

Unplug Your Mind and ReCharge Your Soul i
s free on facebook! Go over to the facebook page, and “like” it.  Then click on the  “only likers” tab to download!  Not on facebook? Subscribe here and email me to let me know. I will send them over directly!

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Homemakers Challenge and {free} eBook coming!

Homemakers Challenge
I am over at Homemakers Challenge today, sharing my thoughts on simplifying in the New Year.  Head over there and check it out.
Homemakers Challenge- Ways to Simplify

I also want to let you all know, I am working on a new short eBook for Simply Living for Him- on ways to eliminate the mental clutter in our lives. In this world of information we can become bogged down and easily distracted.  I can’t wait to share it with you all. It will be {free} for all subscribers!

I will be addressing what is at the heart of the issue-

  • Why are we filling up with so much information, yet still running in circles
  • How to stop the comparison trap
  • A guide to reducing the information, and keeping what is fruitful
  • Focusing on God first

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