Chapter 94: Billy Graham is Off Limits – some thoughts on Community

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Watch your mouth about Billy Graham, son. One time, my husband Daniel and I got called out for our church (Vintage Fellowship) not having an alter call. It went like this: Daniel: Blah blah blah, something about Evangelism today…Billy Graham…(interrupted)      –Family Member thinks that the next words out of Daniel’s mouth are going to insult… Read more »

Chapter 91: Head Covering for Lent

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Thoughts on Lent and head covering from a non-Catholic, non-Fundamentalist, Emergence Church Lady. The first time I really knew much about Lent I was a Senior in high school and our Catholic neighbor and dear friend was pregnant and talking about whether or not she was required to Fast on Ash Wednesday. So, in a… Read more »

Chapter 53: Simplicity Experimental Collective Week Two

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We did a pretty decent job in the past week on our Experimental Collective homework. For the “action” phase of our 6 weeks we planned to spend a week at a time on the following areas. Week 1:  Living Room and Sun Room Week 2: Master Bedroom Week 3: Spare Bedroom (Future Nursery) Week 4: Laundry/Storage… Read more »

Chapter 51: Simplifying our stuff…the journey begins

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Tonight we met with our Simplicity Experimental Collective to share our decisions on what excesses we will be eliminating from our lives over the next 4 weeks. Some are cutting back on excess stuff. Some are cutting back on stress by getting more sleep or carving out more open time during the day. Some are… Read more »