By Heather Patenaude
A friend blogged about this book: Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living. I was instantly intrigued. Intentional living has been on my radar for about four years and our goal has been to live a simplified life.
So I got the book from the library.
This book speaks my heart for intentional simple living. She talks about creating space, margins, and living our lives slowed down, simple, and with less stuff.
She challenges families to write a vision statement. Then as your are striving to live intentionally simple you filter your “stuff” and activities through your family statement.
This has always been our vision, but to write it out made it more “official:”
Our family vision is to
glorify, honor, and serve God
by promoting a simple environment
where we value prayer, self-control,
hospitality, and loving others
more than self.
As we purge, clean, and organize this is what we filter our thoughts through. Does keeping this or that help our family vision? I am excited to keep organizing, purging, and creating a home where this vision can be easily fulfilled.
(Does your family have a vision statement? Share your vision statement with a comment below, and you could win a copy of Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living.)
Heather Patenaude is passionate about living a Christ-centered life. This passion flows over to being a wife to John and a homeschool mom to: Miles 7, Luke 6, and Clark 3. Heather is “doing” motherhood right along the side of most of you and hopes that she can encourage you to look beyond your “bath time” challenges and embrace the beautiful calling of motherhood!