In the village of Modin, the king’s enforcers order people to commit apostasy. Mattathias the priest refuses. He triggers a civil war. Godly people flee.
Continue reading “1 Maccabees chapter 2”
In 176 BC, some Jews did not observe the Law. They introduced forbidden Gentile customs. Greek king Antiochus IV Epiphanes declares Judaism to be illegal. Continue reading “1 Maccabees chapter 1”
Jesus talks with his brothers, then goes the Festival of Booths. People wonder if he is the Messiah. He promises Living Water. People debate about him.
Continue reading “John chapter 7”
Canadian Air Force pilot Matt Souveny got into an interesting discussion about what to wear if you could only choose one outfit for the rest of your life. Continue reading “Matt Souveny’s 10-Item Wardrobe Challenge”
At age 30, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus left their six-figure careers, got rid of most of their possessions and began living more deliberately. Continue reading “Simplify your life with The Minimalists”
His All-Holiness Bartholomew is the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. He is the spiritual leader of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians. In Warsaw, he gave a message to the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19). What riveted our attention was his call for us to simplify our lives. Continue reading “When will we choose to live more simply?”
A traveler named Andrew Hyde is a great example of simplifying your life. He owns just 39 things. Continue reading “Andrew Hyde owns just 39 things”
Simplifying can be paradoxical. To get rid of your excess stuff, you need to make it go away. Where will you take your things? How will you get them there? Continue reading “Simplifying your life can be paradoxical”
People find that by simplifying their lives, they feel joy and freedom. A great place to start is our wardrobe. Most of us have way too many items. Continue reading “Simplifying your wardrobe”
Many Christians view the accumulation of material possessions as a sign of God’s favor. However, lots of Bible passages urge greater simplicity. Continue reading “Biblical perspectives on simplifying your life”