31 days, the nester, live small

Welcome to 31 Days to live small.

Scroll down to read Day 1. Click to read the other days that I’ll be adding as they go live.

Day 2:

It’s become quite trendy to live small.

small house

small house from storage container

Some love it. Others claustophobially run.

Although I won’t be moving our family into a snazzy shipping container or a miniature house, I am committed to live small in my heart. Over the last few months, I’ve been struck with the importance of a small life. To minimalize all the extra distractions and overshadowing worries that complicate and purge. Purge the junk to simplify that smallness. Living with and owning a humble heart.

Jesus entered this earth in the smallest of ways: as a baby born to an unknown girl in a crowded barn. Small.  Simple.  Yet, his message was anything but small. His humble approach and powerful message changed the world!

By learning to live small these 31 days, we will embrace the bigness of God and His big purpose for you and me.

amy ruth, writer

voices in my head

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I hear voices in my head.

That was a stupid thing to say.

Did you see the way she was looking at you? She doesn’t really like you.

You are not a good mom.

You look really, really old.

The voices in my head can prey on my own self-worth as their constant whispering, spewing, and yelling drip untruths all over my brain. Untruths that often originate from my own weaknesses, insecurities, and fears.

And sadly, I listen to them. Even sadder, I believe them. Read More →