40 Days Lighter – Day 18: Room for Improvement

I had a humbling experience today. Today was the start of my on ground seminary course for the spring semester, and I will tell you in no uncertain terms - I was NOT happy about having to take it. An Introductory course focused mostly on writing and research (at least that's what I gathered from … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 18: Room for Improvement

40 Days Lighter – Day 17: Is It in the Right Pile?

In my efforts to declutter my closet and dresser, I have repeatedly come across items that I was, at first, either sure I wanted to keep, or I was seriously considering throwing out. This internal wrestling with myself became cumbersome, so I followed the instructions of decluttering expert Marie Kondo, and simply pulled everything out … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 17: Is It in the Right Pile?

40 Days Lighter – Day 12: Learning New Hungers

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬ As I continue to reflect on my reading of You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith, I was brought back to a chapter where the author talks about "rehabituating our hungers". … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 12: Learning New Hungers

40 Days Lighter – Day 6: Making Room for Change

Today I decided to get a refresher lesson in the art of folding clothes. I know, it sounds basic, but in this mission to declutter and organize our home, folding properly - and not cutting corners - seemed like a necessary skill to revisit. Naturally, since I am reading Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter – Day 6: Making Room for Change

40 Days Lighter: My Journey through 40 Days of Decluttering

I was recently inspired by a Facebook post from a friend sharing a link to participate in 40 Bags in 40 Days, a challenge that asks participants to declutter their homes, work spaces, email inboxes, among a host of other "non-stuff" ways to declutter and incorporate healthy, beneficial habits. The challenge is aligned with the … Continue reading 40 Days Lighter: My Journey through 40 Days of Decluttering