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What I Learned From Purging Clutter•Podcast 96

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This week we went through a BIG purge of some of our house and boy, was it intense! We’ve all been there, right? Knee deep in piles of stuff and wondering how on earth this happened? Especially for me, as I try to keep our home as clutter-free as possible…this was overwhelming!

Today I am talking about all the things I learned during the great purge of 2018. Come on over and listen, and hear WHY we accumulated this much, HOW we got rid of it, and what we are doing moving forward. Hear the many lessons I learned that weren’t just about the clutter, but about the spirit. 

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The Great BIG Purge of 2018- Living Clutter-Free

Podcast Ep. 28 • Our Emotional Attachment to Clutter

Categorizing Your Clutter

Why I Keep A Clutter-Free Home

Freedom From Clutter

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Check out where I am speaking in 2018—-> SPEAKING (UPDATED)

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We Cannot Help Speaking About What We Have Seen and Heard

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

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Acts 4:20

As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”  

I absolutely love this verse. A short sentence that packs power. If you have encountered Christ, you can not help yourself but to speak about Him. If you know Him as your love, you will share about Him. May we all have that power in us- to not hold back about Him, because we have seen what He has done.

Simply...Seeking Him

A Pure Heart

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

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Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Simply...Living For Him

The Great BIG Purge of 2018- Living Clutter Free

I know I write about having less clutter. I know I talk about living with less…but sometimes, life creeps up and you go, “WHAT??”

Yeah. That was us these past few days.

You see, we switched bedrooms for our kids this week. We went from, “Let’s just try moving the beds to see how it looks” to being knee deep in two bedrooms (four kids between those two bedrooms) worth of stuff.

I am telling you. The floor was covered in stuff. There were mattresses in the hallway. There were pieces of beds everywhere. There were clothes, Legos, books, and every little thing these kids have collected over their years. Exploded between the two bedrooms.

At one point I was trapped in my room because the mattresses in the hallway were blocking me from getting out. I laid on my bed and proclaimed, “I can’t do this anymore!”

Now I know in the grand scheme of things, this is not a big deal. But still…

So, there we were knee deep in stuff and I thought, “How on earth am I the Simply Living for Him lady…How did this happen?”

Now on the surface, their rooms really were not that cluttered because our house layout is kind of “different.” The area upstairs (where we all sleep) was intended when it was built to be a small apartment. They converted the layout when they built it for a son to live with his elderly mother, but they never ended up living here. It was still brand new when we moved in and we sort of turned living areas into bedrooms. One for my daughter, and one for my three sons to share. So frankly, their rooms are HUGE. My daughter’s new room is like a studio apartment. So while things never looked cluttered before because it was a large space, when you empty it, you do realize how much has accumulated over the years.

Let’s just say we now have approximately 20+ garbage bags of trash.

And then there was the “homeschool closet.” Part of this cleanup involved our wall length storage closet that we used to keep all of our homeschool books and supplies. It has certainly accumulated stuff over the years from used curriculum sales, well-meaning hand-me-down books, and four kids worth of school. But as I went through it, I realized we will need very little of it. My daughter graduates next year, I know what the boys will use for high school…and my little guy…well we have learned to truly KEEP IT SIMPLE.

So I’ve got TONS of boxes of homeschool books that I am giving away.

It’s been freeing to get rid of this stuff, but the process admittedly was overwhelming. I am thankful for my kids, who have even greater organizational skills that I do, more energy than I do, and certainly a great deal of perseverance.

Join me on Friday when I talk about all that I learned from this massive decluttering~ It is about much more than just the stuff! NEW PODCAST EPISODE will be up then!

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**TIME IS RUNNING OUT- SLFH2018! Registration Ends June 3oth!

This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone.  I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.

Early Bird Registration is Open! Join us for this life-changing and life-giving event. You will spend two days with other sisters in Christ, tired of what the world offers, and ready to live the life that HE offers.


SIGN UP for Our Newsletter (Grab 2 FREEBIES)—>Newsletter

Check out where I am speaking in 2018—-> SPEAKING (UPDATED)

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Visit my homeschooling site–>Bible Based Homeschooling

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP (new items added!)