I received this book for Christmas and have spent the last couple of days simply devouring it! I rarely highlight books here, as you know, and that should speak highly of how much I loved this one!
I sincerely hope I did not do injustice to the amount of effort Joanne Heim put into writing this book by how quickly I read it! She is truly a kindred spirit! I felt like I was having a conversation with a friend by visiting the pages of her book. She loves Avonlea, Little House on the Prairie, crafting, and creating a simple home and life, not to mention that she loves the Lord!
Quite a few of the ideas she presented in this book are things we are already living out in our family ~ but what an encouragement it was to know that these are things that promote living simply!
In addition to being encouraged, I was challenged to go farther in my desire to live simply. I loved her idea of praying through her to-do list each day, knowing that God has a plan for our day as well and making sure they are in sync.
I can't wait to walk through our home and "invite God in" by praying specifically in each room for what happens in that room.
She provides a great list of suggested Scriptures for teaching our children and incorporating them into our correction of them. I love this!
I also appreciated her list of suggested resources in the back and mention of many books throughout the book that I can read to continue learning more about this.
The overall tone of her book is one of encouragement, you-can-do-it attitude, fun and friendship! What a blessing!
Because I loved this book so much, I'm going to give one away here! All you have to do is leave a comment including your favorite idea for living simply and you'll be entered in a drawing. Comments will be accepted until Friday night at midnight, EST. I'll do the drawing on Saturday and announce the winner next Monday!
Make sure to visit Joanne's blog and if you have the opportunity to get a copy of this book - I hope you will be as encouraged as I have been!