Cheryl, who blogs at Homespun Devotions, and also at Biblical Minimalism, wrote a book titled Biblical Minimalism, Following Jesus from a Life of Abundance to More Abundant Life. I was so lucky to receive a copy of this wonderful book! My son, who lives here with me, saw the book on the table, and asked me what it was about. I asked him, "What do you think it's about, Mike, from looking at the title?" He answered that he thought it was about tidying up one's spiritual life. Really, and truly that sums it up very simply, but it's so much more! Cheryl gives practical tips and advice to get started, but with biblical verses interspersed. Cheryl explains that what's important "is the spiritual legacy we leave behind, the memories of how we lived life day to day", and not the things that we leave.
I have known Cheryl through her blogs, for several years now. She is such a kind, caring, thoughtful person, and I knew that in reading her book, those qualities would come through. Cheryl and her husband Kevin, and son, Zach, went on this journey together in moving from a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 2 acres, plus a 700 square foot garage and an attic, to a rental home. Cheryl had moved a total of 47 times as a child, and she realized that she had clung to physical "stuff" in order to bring stability to her life. This spiritual minimalism was not an easy journey, but Cheryl explains the difference of needs vs. wants, and the different layers of minimizing. She helps us decipher what holds little value, to things that we hold onto because of guilt, or because of sentimental reasons. All this is done, without chastising and belittling , and done with many verses from the bible to back up her views. Besides the physical "stuff" that clutters our lives, Cheryl's book also helps us in purging mental or emotional "stuff", such as past hurts, resentments, unforgiveness, and social/media distractions, etc. The important part is to ultimately have peace in our homes and within our hearts and souls.
If you would like to be included in a giveaway for Cheryl's wonderful book, please leave a comment to be entered. Also, if you read my blog, but don't have a blog, you can leave me an email and I will put your name in the drawing, which will be held on July 19th. If you would like To purchase the book, click HERE.
Cheryl Smith is the author of the book “Biblical Minimalism,” the story of her family’s journey from a life of abundance to a more abundant life. She is the author of the blogs Biblical Minimalism, where she writes about minimalism from a Biblical perspective, and Homespun Devotions, where she writes devotionals and conducts “Inner Views.” She loves to spend time with her husband and son in the mountains, sing and play Bluegrass music, and write.
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