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Listener, reader, writer.

A Path to Simplicity – Day #10

#10. Shun anything that distracts you from seeking first the kingdom of God. For this, our final day, I am going to quote Foster verbatim. Enjoy his reflection. “It is so easy to lose focus in the pursuit of legitimate, … Continue reading

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A Path to Simplicity – Day #9

#9. Reject anything that breeds the oppression of others. It was the great abolitionist William Wilberforce who once said [concerning the Transatlantic Slave Trade]: “Having heard all this you may choose to look the other way but you can never … Continue reading

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A Path to Simplicity – Day #8

#8. Obey Jesus’ instructions about plain, honest speech. “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” – Matthew 5:37. Speaking plainly and honestly is something lost in our culture. Be honest with … Continue reading

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A Path to Simplicity – Day #7

#7. Look with a healthy skepticism at “by now, pay later schemes.” Debt is a rampant issue in our society. Both the New and Old Testament condemn usury. Usury in the biblical context does not speak of large amounts of … Continue reading

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A Path to Simplicity – Day #6

#6. Develop a deeper appreciation for creation. The beauty of creation has often left me dumbfounded. It is awe inspiring, breathtaking and more often than not, indescribable. Being from the west coast I have always had a deep appreciation for … Continue reading

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A Path to Simplicity – Day #5

#5. Learn to enjoy things without owning them.  Our culture is obsessed with ownership. We are taught to believe that: Ownership = Control = Maximized Pleasure, but this is not the case. There are many marvellous things in this world that … Continue reading

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A Path to Simplicity – Day #4

#4. Refuse to be propagandized by the custodians of modern gadgetry. “Time saving devices almost never save time.” – Foster Think for yourself! Being the first one to have the next-best-thing WILL NOT make you happy,  no matter how much the ads … Continue reading

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