We met in 2012 at a coffee shop in Golden Colorado, and since then have been on a journey together to, honestly, try to figure life out. Ha.
We both want more out of life than our current culture is offering as “normal”.
Our desire is to lead a simple, productive, undiluted, life together. Rather than our focus being on an accumulation of material possessions, we want to focus on being productive in what God would have us do, being active and involved in our community, and enjoying simple moments together.
The purpose of this blog is to share and connect our journey through this time and place in the American culture, as we aim to restore our hearts and minds to simplicity.
We are only just beginning this life and calling together, and don’t have all the answers. But we do dream about what our culture could look like if we began, in small ways, to remember and restore simplicity.
Follow us as we explore simple-living solutions that help us to:
– cultivate creative, adventurous, and imaginative minds.
– find joy in knowing and interacting with the people we live around.
– reject apathy and ignorance as a solution and middle ground.
– create and experiment with attainable and sustainable housing solutions.
– share what we have with others
– appreciate music & art more fully.
– develop knowledge and creativity in horticulture.
– acknowledge and appreciate the existence and creativity of the God of Israel.
– conduct good business with integrity, awareness, and care about ecological impact.
– love our families.
– develop effective relational partnerships between all arenas of life: faith, business & government.
– develop effective, sustainable, and alternative energy solutions.
– encourage others in their journey to discover themselves capable of creating a simple, fulfilling, self-sustaining lifestyle.
We recognize the idealistic nature of our goals, but aren’t afraid to pursue these dreams. And we want to do our part of living a simple life that pushes these dreams on.
We look forward to learning as we live this out, but we desire these words to be present, and to be seen as Truth in our lives, as we go:
“If you get rid of the yoke from those around you, the finger-pointing and malicious speaking, and if you offer yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted one, then your light will shine in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday. The Lord will always lead you, satisfy you in a parched land, and strengthen your bones. You will be like a watered garden and like a spring whose waters never run dry. Some of you will rebuild ancient ruins; you will restore the foundations laid long ago; you will be called the repairer of broken walls, the restorer of streets where people live.” (Isaiah 58)