I look forward to a number of conversations in the coming months focused on minimalism and simple living. Some opportunities stem from projects I have been investing myself into for months and years, while others have pushed me to further explore the intersection of minimalism and life.
In either case, I continue to find living with fewer possessions a life-giving pursuit. It is one that frees the human spirit and the human heart from material possessions. It allows us freedom to direct our focus towards more meaningful pursuits. And in every opportunity, it is my hope to share this inspiration and offer this invitation.
If you live in the Phoenix-area, over the course of the next month, we are hosting two local opportunities just for you (including a 7-part series in my own neighborhood). If you do not live in Phoenix, I invite you to consider the other opportunities listed below—or invite me to your own community later this year.
__A One Evening Invitation
Simple Living Meet-Up (with Courtney Carver). Downtown Phoenix. Wednesday, January 15, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Free.
I am thrilled to be partnering with Courtney Carver of Be More with Less to offer a free, one evening meet-up in downtown Phoenix dedicated to simple living. We invite you to come hear our stories and share your own. And along the way, discover inspiration, encouragement, and connection.
__A Spring Series Invitation
Thinking Richer About Money Series. My neighborhood. Every-other Thursday starting February 6, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Free.
Our lives are too valuable to waste chasing possessions. Unfortunately, both outside and inside the church, the pursuit of wealth and materialism remains one of the greatest undiagnosed distractions of our time. Correctly understood, Jesus’s plain teachings on money and possessions bring life, freedom, meaning, and fulfillment. And it is time we rediscover them. Come engage with us in this rich conversation about money, wealth, possessions, generosity, and the kingdom of God.
I have spent the past 2+ years rethinking everything I once knew about the Bible and its teaching on money. My journey into minimalism has reshaped my understanding in countless ways. I am excited to share them with you.
It is free to sign-up for this course that will span three months beginning in February. This series is perfect for anyone in the Phoenix-area interested in learning more about the Bible’s teaching on money. The group study will take place in my own neighborhood (Peoria, AZ) at the Mountain Vista Club in Vistancia. Your RSVP will help us plan accordingly.
__A Year-Long Invitation
A Simple Year. Your Email Inbox. 12 months beginning in January. Work at your own pace.
Throughout the 12 months of 2014, I will be teaming up with 7 of my favorite writers and simple-living advocates to offer A Simple Year: 12 Months of Guided Simplicity.
Whether you are just beginning your journey to simplicity or looking for extra inspiration and encouragement, A Simple Year is built to provide you with inspiration and practical application steps to make 2014 your simplest year ever. Each month, members will receive articles and information centered on one specific topic complete with homework assignments and challenges. The nature of the course allows focus, intentionally, and new habits to be established.
You can register today for $199. Hundreds have already signed-up and I hope you will join us too.
__The New Book
Clutterfree with Kids. Available Monday, January 27.
Later this month, I will be releasing a new book, Clutterfree with Kids.
The book is written specifically to equip parents to get a handle on their home and life and the excess possessions that surround them. It is written as a resource manual broken into incredibly practical chapters (clothing, toys, collections, schedules, baby gear, etc.). But more than that, it provides inspiration through the stories of people around the world who have discovered clutterfree living with kids.
The book seeks to promote minimalism and simplicity by encouraging parents to rethink the role physical possessions play in their lives—and the level of distraction they quickly become.