Thursday, September 30, 2010
A Call to Simplicity
Yesterday as we drove the freeways during the last part of the peak traffic period of the day, I thought of the harried life many must lead as they face this congestion daily. I wondered why we choose to life lives that are so complicated, so busy, so stressful. I thought of my own life, which is certainly less stressful than that of those who must face this twice-daily commuting grind, but is nevertheless more anxious than it has to be. I prayed silently that my heart would be open to God’s leading me to a simpler lifestyle. I look forward to analyzing our family finances to make the demands on us less stressful financially, to examining my goals and commitments so that I can make choices that make my life more rewarding and less complicated. I am praying that I will be open to God leading me to the solutions I seek, as I mull these matters over in the back of my mind and pray about them over the next two weeks as we travel. I am confident we will have a clear direction about how to live richer, simpler lives when we return home from our travels.