Don’t confuse having less with being less, having more with being more, or what you have with who you are.

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Small homes make wallets fatter, material possession fewer, relationships stronger, conversations easier, laughter louder, cleaning time shorter and fun time longer. True happiness is a small house, a large garden, a few friends, and many books.

Your home may be seen as an extension of your godly witness. This is why disciplines like cleaning your home, rearranging furniture, organizing your stuff and getting rid of whatever clutters your life can have a profound impact on your spirit, soul and body.

May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 RSV

Gardening is the slowest of the performing arts. Nancy Lindemayer wrote, “I have never met a gardener I didn’t like. There is a captivating quality about people who devote themselves passionately to creating a beauty born of their own vision and who are willing to harvest their dreams.” I whole heartedly agree with her.

“It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.”

James Douglas

Little homes and gardens hold the biggest memories. Remember — You have got to own your days and live them, each one of them, every one of them, or else the years go right by and none of them belong to you.

Jesus said, “Don’t keep hoarding for yourselves earthly treasures that can be stolen by thieves. Material wealth eventually rusts, decays, and loses its value. Instead, stockpile heavenly treasures for yourselves that cannot be stolen and will never rust, decay, or lose their value. For your heart will always pursue what you esteem as your treasure.” (Matthew 6:19-21 The Passion Translation)

Grace and peace on your day, dear hearts.

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