Abundant Full Life
The other day while chatting over a cup of coffee with a friend I was asked, “what is your blog about?” In a nutshell it’s about living fully on less. What does that mean? I further explained that as a mom, wife, and woman I feel this constant bombardment of messages of “do this,” “enroll the kids in that,” “buy this to make life easier.” If we were to actually do all of these things it would cost a lot both in money and time. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have much of either, and I prefer to keep things simple. Yet, deep inside I have this nagging feeling that if I don’t do, enroll, or buy, I am lacking in something.
Living Fully On Less
When I am feeling inadequate I am reminded of 2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.” In other words God satisfies us; He provides enough so that we can be content. When I turn away from the all of these tempting opportunities and keep my eyes focused on God I feel full. That is what living fully on less means and what this blog is about.
I love being a mom and wife. I also love fashion, beauty, fitness, cooking, and helping others. I like to research and learn more about these topics. Part of that research includes reading other blogs. I enjoy looking at a post showing a really cute outfit from bloggers with great taste and ideas. Typically though the clothes are out of my price range. Rather than get disappointed though I like to get creative and figure out make those ideas fit within my budget. In other words,I ask myself how can I do that for less? That’s a question I often ask myself when it comes to grocery shopping, getting things for my kids or anything that may pop-up in life.
Learning to Live Without
I am also trying to differentiate needs. vs. wants. Even if I can get something for free or cheap, is it a necessity? Essentially it’s about keeping a perspective as described in 1 Timothy 6:17 “but to put our hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” These provisions can be in the form of material items but they also can be intangible provisions, like contentment, peace, or time. As these topics get explored, I hope to share with you my findings so that you too can learn to can have an abundant full life.