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Another Contentment ChallengeJoin me?

Another Contentment Challenge
I want you to pray about & truly consider giving up shopping for 3 months with me, starting April 1st. I KNOW. I went there. I felt I might as well have just hit you with it first thing, because you're going to immediately do one of two things: 1. Close the window 2. Keep reading to see why Well friends, I'll tell you why. The Lord called me to give u[...]

My Contentment Story

My Contentment Story
When the Lord put it on my heart to do the Contentment Challenge earlier this year, I had no idea what a huge effect it would have - not only in my life, but in the lives of others. After hearing so many voices, reading blogs and emails, and getting lots questions about what the Contentment Challenge is all about, I felt it was time to share my experience and offer th[...]

Contentment Challenge: Final post!

Contentment Challenge: Final post!
It's the last Thursday in June, which means this is the last post for the Contentment Challenge! What the what? Where did the time go! For those of you who have joined me the past three months, thank you. I hope this season of no shopping has meant as much to you as it has to me. Please continue to use the hashtag on Instagram as we continue to live life with a new re[...]

Learning

Learning
(thank you Eric for this sweet pic! Cannot wait to see the rest) I'm currently visiting Eric & Lora Kelley in Charlottesville, VA. We woke up early this morning for an amazing photoshoot with the NRP team, followed by a delicious breakfast feast and lots of talk about film photography. Let me just tell you, getting away from your "normal" and learning from other [...]

June 2013 Goals

June 2013 Goals
I hope this Contentment Challenge has been as enriching, challenging, and sharpening for you as it has been for me. I have asked myself countless times, what do I really value in life? It has turned my thoughts inward, and I find myself dwelling on my character, my thoughts, my activities, the memories I'm making... all in the place of buying more stuff. I don't think[...]

Grateful or Frustrated

Grateful or Frustrated
Today I have been running around like crazy. I feel like I have a million things to do before June takes off - my craziest month of the year. And, this is my last day to do it all before I leave to go out of town for almost a week! Today specifically I've been battling what is Urgent v. what is Important, trying to prioritize the things that really matter. Sometimes t[...]

Start Living

Start Living
source I feel like my heart is in a new place lately. I like the place that I've found, a place of rest and peace. A place of true happiness. I've discovered something during this Contentment Challenge: Life is better lived when you actually start living. When you start doing things. When you take a deep breath in and live in the moment. When you stay active[...]

May 2013 Goals

May 2013 Goals
Happy May! I can hardly believe I'm typing that. We are almost halfway through the year, y'all! That always makes me stop and think, am I really reaching the goals I want to be reaching? Am I focusing on what matters, or am I getting distracted? Whether I am or I am not, the good news is this: It's a NEW month with NEW beginnings. So we can start fresh, today. Happy M[...]

Gratitude

Gratitude
(source) This week I was a pretty pitiful human being. I had a bacterial infection from food poisoning, and it was not fun in the least! I am happy to spare you the details, but let me just say this : I never want to take my day to day, normal, healthy life for granted. It is such a beautiful thing. Nothing makes you more thankful for your health than being sick. [...]

Simplicity

Simplicity
(source) I can't believe it's Contentment Thursday already! This past week presented many challenges and victories for me. First, you must know that our neighborhood had a huge yard sale last Saturday that I really wanted to participate in. Will and I decided to casually drive around to see all the action around 11am, when everyone would be packing up, and only hop o[...]