I have wanted to simplify our lives for the longest time.
Simple meals, simpler living, simpler dreams.
This is my new kitchen/living room/dining room - all in one. No longer three large separate rooms. Just one space for all.
I had been struggling with this downsizing, and I hated that I could not embrace it immediately. It wasn't just the leaving of the lovely old home we'd been renting for 18 months; or the lack of trees and nature at the new house. It was having to let go of loved things that 'simply' would not fit in this smaller home.
So I asked God to work His peace and acceptance into my understanding. He reminded me of ten years of yearning for simpler life. He reminded me that real life isn't built on things we love, but on relationships and the people we love.
Too often 'things' rob our loved ones of time with us.
I was humbled...
Now I will have time to listen more, and time to hear what I am listening. Time to read more of His Word. Time to make bread. Time to pray with a quiet heart.
Time to just simply, simplify.
(the stitchery is a free design I am stitching from Rhonda at Down-to-Earth)