Aren't they a cute family?!
The tagline for this book is "one woman's quest for a slower, simpler, more sustainable life". Sounded good to me, so I dove in. This book has ended up changing our family. As a result of this, and another book I am reading at the same time about minimalism, I am purging our house of close to 50% of our possessions. I crave the simple, slower pace of the Amish lifestyle. No, I don't want to be Amish (I like my electricity thank you very much) - I want to be almost Amish!
We are also desiring to build a greater sense of community by opening up our home for others to live upstairs - a shared living experience. We are striving to invest our time building positive, encouraging relationships with those around us.
I was also convicted about how we spend the Lord's day - the Sabbath. We go to church, but then it ends up being like any other day. If God needed to slow down and rest on the 7th day, then I definitely do! We have decided to focus on our family on this day - playing games, reading books, going on walks, taking naps, etc. I will NOT even open my computer on Sunday's. We all just need to chill.
So many other bits of wisdom from this book. I will be reading it over and over, I'm sure! Highly recommend it.
Thank you Deatherage's for the well timed gift!