I'm just going to snag my "about me" for the intro of my first post...
My name is Jessica, but most people just call me Jess. I am a homeschooling mom to my four children, and I've been married to my best friend for just about 15 years. I am 32 years old, and some days I feel like I'm just getting started!
In the fall of 2010 my husband and I moved our family to the state of Ohio, accepting the calling to begin a new church plant. As we begin this new work, I have felt the need to simplify my life. Through this blog I hope to journal my journey to minimize the bulk of our material possessions, learn to live on less (because the life of a church planter in an economically depressed area requires this!), learn to reduce our consumption, and learn to save more. Our children are quickly growing and I want so desperately to teach them the importance of living simply, without the restrictions of "things", and I want them to know the joy of being able to give generously.
I hope you'll encourage me through this journey and that this blog can be an inspiration and blessing to you!
So yeah, that's me - a brief snapshot of where I've been and of where I hope to go (I'm sure I'll share more as time goes on!) The real beginnings of this blog will happen over the next few weeks, as we begin to move our family of six into an *almost* 1200 sq. ft. apartment! See why simplifying is so necessary?! And I don't think that is going to be a bad thing, but it could get interesting!