Category: Simple Living

Help me to remember to rest

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Our society is filled with stressed out people. I see it all around me.  My kids are stressed, my grandchildren are stressed, my friends are stressed and at times, even though I try hard to keep my life stress-free, I am stressed!  Want to know who isn’t stressed?  Anyone sitting in a rocking chair! Recently I had the pleasure of visiting with a friend on her front porch.  We sat in chairs and gently rocked back and forth as we rested...

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Add Some Amish Style to Your Life

Not long ago I had the pleasure of driving on the back roads of Northwestern Pennsylvania.  It was a dirt road lined with grazing sheep, white clapboard houses and laundry lines filled with a rainbow of blues and purples. Void of telephone poles and flashy billboards I felt a sense of peace and serenity.  I parked the car on the side of the road and took in the sights and sounds of the Amish community I was driving through.  Across the road sat an Amish school house on recess break.  The children didn’t take any mind to me since...

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On a Quest for a Simpler Life

I remember the moment like it was yesterday… My husband and I were in our office, the phones were ringing, his beeper was buzzing, there was a client waiting downstairs, and our assistant had just called off. I looked up from a stack of invoices as he handed me a flyer.  All he said as he turned to leave was “This is where I want to be.” His eyes were sad and his voice cracked.  In seven words my otherwise strong and in control husband told me he quit. As I looked down at the flyer, I saw nothing...

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Are you tired of living a pre-packaged lifestyle?

Typically we think of homesteaders as pioneers living on government free land forced to live a self-sufficient lifestyle. Today the land isn’t free and the choice live a simpler life is being embraced by the homesteading movement. What’s so different today is those pioneers couldn’t rely on a grocery store, they didn’t have a car to drive them to the market, and when they had a hole in their shoe, they fixed it. They all knew how to repair a roof, mend clothes, give haircuts, make bread and if they wanted fresh eggs they raised chickens. They didn’t have...

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When the Modern World Creeps In

I wouldn’t be honest with you if I didn’t tell you there are days when a little part of me wishes the grocery store was still just around the corner. Or how about the days when I don’t feel like cooking and want to order a pizza.  I do have those moments of weakness when the ease of modern living tries to creep back in.  What do I do on those days?  I dig out the list of goals we came up with when we first started to talk about living a simpler life and that usually gets me back on track.  Your...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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