***TOP 1.5 % Podcast***Are you a busy mom craving more simplicity in your life? Do you wish you had more time with your kids to create memories while teaching them life skills? Would you like to start gardening & homesteading to become more self-sufficient but you don’t even know where to start? How would you like to learn simple ways to store and preserve your food? If you are ready to take control of your life and save money all while keeping things simple, then you are in the right place! In this podcast, you will learn simple natural home hacks, beginning gardening and homesteading skills to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. If you are ready to take back your time to what really matters most, you are going to want to listen to this podcast! Hey Friend! I am Monica H Baker! I am a Jesus lover, wife, mom of 5 kids, grandma, & nurse!! Many years ago, I was working full-time with young kids at the time and I heard something that CHANGED MY LIFE! I heard that if you compare your values and your time, you would have a clear picture of what is NOT working in your life! I realized that if I was going to put God and family first, I had to stop spending all my time at work. I had to create a plan in order to step into more balance. Together with God and my husband, I created a simplified life plan that allowed me to get out of debt, scale back my career, and still be able to live fruitfully with more purpose and time than ever before and I never looked back! My mission is to help moms simplify, explore sustainable living, begin your homesteading or gardening journey, reduce expenses and live with less stress and more peace! Website: Claimingsimplicity.com Join our Community of Christian Moms https://www.facebook.com/groups/claimingsimplicity/ Email -＞ firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram -＞ https://www.instagram.com/claimingsimplicity/
Monday Jan 22, 2024
Monday Jan 22, 2024
God has put it on my heart to talk about contentment whether you are a beginning homesteader or just striving to get by every day as a busy mom. I think in this modern world we live in, we are so focused on what we have and who has more instead of just being happy where we are at. If you are doing work you hate to just have more things, you are missing the joy in every day. Day in and day out, you are just going through the motion instead of living the dream God has for you. When you seek after Him like never before, you will find peace and contentment.
I love John 14:27 Peace I leave with you: my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. This means that unlike worldy peace, Jesus' peace gives us confident assurance in any circumstance.
I often think about if I am living my daily life the same way as if I only had a week or month to live and there are times I need to step back-especially in business because I love to be productive and I love the work I am doing, so it is easy to spend more time on it and this is where I have to set my boundaries.
You can’t be happy if you are not content. It is hard to have joy and purpose if you are not happy and I believe social media has ramped up this feeling of discontent because you are only seeing the highlight reels. This is one reason I have a hard time posting on social. I don’t want everyone to be envious of this life we have created. I love it and enjoy it every day, but if you are still working toward this life of time freedom, it can make you become somewhat discontent and that is the last thing that I want for you friend.
So many of you are dreaming of a farmstead or homestead, but there are so many things you can do right where you are to get there someday. I can’t emphasize enough about learning! When you learn the skills right where you are now, you are less likely to become overwhelmed when you actually get to where you want to be. Remember, God’s timing is perfect, so stay content in where he has you right now whether it be an apartment or in the city and keep dreaming and asking God what His will is for you.
Not only will contentment bring you joy and purpose, but it also reduces stress and makes your life so much more enjoyable and there is such freedom in contentment to be who God created you to be and live the life you can only dream of.
Here are a few items for you to start your journey to contentment. First pray~this is the most important thing you can do in every situation in your life. Next, remove items from your home that you have not used recently and declutter as much as you can in your home and learn to be happy with less. There are many studies about clutter and mental health. Less stuff is so freeing and will also eliminate hours of time in managing the stuff and also less cleaning. I was recently with someone that was stressed out about getting her house cleaned before someone came over, but once you have simple systems in place and less stuff, your whole life can change because you will have more time to make memories and less time managing your home and you won’t have to worry about someone stopping over!
I pray that you can find more contentment and peace in your daily walk.
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