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Simply...Living For Him, Spring Cleaning Series

Podcast Episode 41• Simple Organization Tips in a Cluttered World

Spring Cleaning Hearts and Home Series

I am so very excited today to kick off my series, Spring Cleaning Hearts and Home! For the next several weeks, I will be sharing blog posts, videos, and special podcast episodes all related to this topic! Be sure to follow along (subscribe here and never miss a post!) and let’s encourage each other to declutter our homes and our hearts!
Today I am kicking off my Spring Cleaning Hearts and Home Series with some simple tips for organizing. Hear how I keep my home clutter-free as much as possible without any fancy tricks or systems. Just simple and easy tips to think about when you are Spring cleaning this year!

There will be more podcasts, blog posts, and videos coming all on the topic of Spring Cleaning over the next several weeks!

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Sometimes We Just Need to Unplug

This morning when I went to get on the internet the wifi was not working. I tried the usual fixes to work out the problem, but I just kept getting error messages.

So I went for the sure fire way to fix it:

I turned the wifi off and on again.

Voila! It worked. Sometimes technology is a little simpler than we realize. All the fixes I tried and it was as simple as turning it off and restarting it again.

Aren’t we just like that? We can all use a little rebooting sometimes.

I love this quote:

When I began our Simply Living for Him Retreat planning last year, I truly pictured just that. Women coming together to unplug for a bit and to recharge. I had actually originally called the retreat an “Unplugged Retreat.” However, I realized I didn’t want to make it all about the unplugging, nor did I want to police anyone that chose to bring their phones, etc. How each woman chose to take advantage of the weekend was entirely up to her.

But it is so true. Sometimes we just need to take a time away from it all to really see life more clearly. To step away from the noise, the clutter, the distractions….whatever may be hindering you the days.

  

We need to seek the Lord in a quiet place of rest and peace. A little time to truly listen without all of the noise of this world.

Women are so busy these days, whether it is working, mothering, homemaking, grandmothering, learning as a student…no matter what stage of life, we all need to stop and remember what we are living for…WHOM we are living for!

We need to step back and take our eyes off of this world and simply direct our gaze toward Him.

I love the hymn Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

That is my mission for this year’s Simply Living for Him Retreat. To encourage each woman to turn away from the things of this world, to turn toward Him, and focus on what is most important. Finally, then, to learn how to walk in it and turn our eyes upon Him each moment of each day.

Are you in need of a time of recharging? Are you feeling like you can’t get a handle on the day to day? Or do you just want to get away for some quiet and rest? Wherever you are these days, I would encourage you to take some time this summer to rest and recharge. Sometimes we don’t even realize how much we need that time until we are there.

I hope you would consider joining us this summer for our Simply Living for Him Retreat. We provide a time for women to take much-needed break to recharge and refocus. Because it is true…sometimes you just need to unplug in order to work again.

 

Learn more about having less stuff and MORE JESUS this summer!

Grab a ticket now before prices go up!

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Simple Cooking: Homemade Macaroni and Bean Soup

With our recent bout of sickness, I found myself craving soups last week. I made my usual potato soup (before I became too ill to even cook), then a dear friend dropped some chicken (gf) noodle soup off one day…don’t you just love friends like that? And then yesterday, I threw together some comfort in a pot- macaroni and bean soup.

I didn’t have a recipe, but sort of winged it based on what I had in the pantry, and what I vaguely remembered from a recipe I once used. I don’t know about you, but that’a how I cook- a little of this and a little of that! 😉 I really want to get my immune system back in shape and some calories in after not eating well at all when I was sick. So this was the perfect meal for lunch!

Here is my very simple, yet quite tasty, and oh, so comforting macaroni and bean soup.

Homemade Macaroni and Bean Soup

1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz can)

1/2 carton chicken broth (32 oz. carton)

1 can cannellini beans (15 oz. can)

1 onion chopped

a few cloves of garlic chopped

olive oil

a handful of gluten free rotini

a generous amount of freshly shredded parmesan cheese

Drizzle olive oil in a large pot. Add onions and garlic and cook a few minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, broth, beans and bring to a boil. Add noodles. Simmer until noodles are cooked and tender. Add spices as desired- I threw in a generous amount of salt and pepper, some oregano, and a pinch of cayenne. Topped off with a yummy amount of parmesan cheese!

Enjoy!

 

Learn more about having less stuff and MORE JESUS this summer!

Grab a ticket now before prices go up!

simplyretreat2017

Get My NEW Book!

 

Check out where I am speaking in 2017—-> SPEAKING

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP