decluttering

home: yearning for an eternal place already prepared for us

What does home convey to you? Maybe you don’t feel at home in this world. Adverse circumstances, unexpected life events and health challenges can make us feel unsettled, especially when we hit midlife and beyond and survey the landscape of our lives with a wistful, jaundiced eye. We’re still in our first home together after …

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intentional: seeking to move ahead with goals and plans #FMF

This year I’m seeking to be intentional about choosing joy. I also need to be intentional about moving forward in the necessary sorting, tidying and releasing that the decluttering process brings. How do we achieve our goals? Only by being single-minded and intentional and having faith in God’s ability to see us through all we …

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book by book: taking tentative steps into minimalism

In Anne Lamott’s acclaimed book on the writing process, ‘Bird by Bird’, she encourages intentionality and confidence in simply making a start, without worrying about achieving perfection. As we try this approach to writing, we find words appear, slowly gathering pace like a flock of birds taking flight. Faith is required to begin. Things only …

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it will come in useful one day: stalling thoughts on clutter

I’m a child of the 50’s, who wore ribbons in my hair, smocked Ladybird dresses, Clarks sandals and Start-Rite shoes. I’m also an heir to the “it will come in useful one day” post-war philosophy, meaning I hate to throw anything away. Over the years, I’ve filled my small home with more than it can comfortably …

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