Hi there, friends. I’ve got something fun to share with you today! 🙂 A couple weeks ago I joined a roundtable discussion on stuff and minimalism from a Christian perspective for Focus on the Family’s Boundless podcast. (Click through to listen!)
The show was a blast; I found it very interesting to hear the opinions of like-minded people (other guests: Anthony Ashley, Andrew Hess, Joshua Becker) on a topic that often crosses my mind.
If you have an hour while scrubbing dishes or driving your commute to work, turn it on and have a little listen. Find the link with episode details here.
Here’s a little bonus. Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist called in for a separate portion of the show. I’m a big fan of his work—his story/books/blog are crazy compelling. So when I walked into the studio and heard that he was a guest, I completely geeked out and got all excited about meeting him. Then the show producer informed me that he called in and I was disappointed and dorkified. (Not that me being dorky was anything new, but you know.)
When you get a chance to listen to the podcast, I’d love to extend the discussion to YOU. I know many of you aren’t Christians, but that makes me more interested to hear your input on stuff and life clutter.
So let’s talk.
- What people or beliefs influence your overall view of stuff and possessions?
- Do you have a basic philosophy ruling what you own or how tightly you hold onto stuff?
- In which practical ways do you keep from accumulating too many belongings? Or, how do you keep the belongings that you have from mastering you?
- What changes that would benefit other people would you like to make in your own life for the next six months?
Scroll down and comment with answers to one or all of the above questions. (And don’t forget to reply to/ encourage other reader’s answers!) Can’t wait to hear your thoughts, dear readers! Thanks for walking this road with us.