Buy Nothing

As much as possible today, buy nothing.  Try to be satisfied fully in what you have. … [Read more...]

Conscious Eating

Instead of simply giving thanks for your food at the beginning of the meal, give thanks with each bite.  Try to eat everything with complete consciousness of what you are eating and the processes through which the food went to arrive at your plate.  For each mouthful of food, chew slowly. … [Read more...]

Be Simple

Do not manipulate, do not try to impress, simply be.  Watch how you dress, what you say, what you do--who are you doing it for?  Christ should be the standard and goal. … [Read more...]


Phones. We use them to stay connected, but in many ways they separate us. As much as you possibly can, go without a phone. Don't text, don't talk. Put it in a sleeping bag. See how this act affects your sense of presence.Note: We normally fast on Fridays, but in Easter season we celebrate the presence of the risen Christ with us in a continual Sunday. This is not the time for fasting; it is a time of celebration. The Friday fast will return on June 1st, after the Easter season has … [Read more...]

Dress Simply

Dress simply. Try to blend in; avoid being obvious in any way. Be unremarkable. … [Read more...]


Organize something Clean out a drawer Clear a deskOur interior often reflects our exterior and vice versa.What does this mean for you? … [Read more...]

Avoid Engines

Make today a slow day. As much as possible avoid anything that makes you fast--engines, etc. Walk, ride your bike, stick close to home. … [Read more...]

Don’t Complain

Complaining places our focus in the wrong places--it is no call to prophetic justice or kingdom building speech. Complaining focuses primarily on ourselves, our unmet expectations, our petty grievances. Watch what you say today and pray that God will give you the grace not to complain. Meditate on Colossians 4:6--"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." … [Read more...]