Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Simplifying and the possibility of moving.

Now that we have made our big announcement about us going into full-time ministry, I can now share some of the many things that have been twirling around in this brain of mine over the past month or so. (Which honestly is why things have been so quiet around here lately...it's been difficult to think of anything else, but we've had to keep things confidential.) :)

Since our church is in Franklin and we currently reside in Nashville, we would love to live closer to make our daily commute easier. We would also love to live in the town where most of our students are, so we can better be a part of their lives.

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We know we'll eventually move closer, but right now it's just a question of timing and working out all of the logistics and details. I'm not worried about it (although it's in my nature to worry), because I know God will work it all out!

But in the meantime, we've been wanting to take steps that will help make our move easier when that time comes.

Over the past several months we've been feeling the need to simplify, simplify, simplify. And I really wish we had listened to this feeling sooner, because now I see why. :) This month we've been organizing, tossing, donating, and just plain getting rid of things we don't need. We still have a ways to go until our simplification is complete, but boy...it sure does feel refreshing!

I've been reading lots of articles and blog posts online on simplifying and organizing and it's been really helpful. I'll try and share links to those in the coming weeks.

So, tell me...what are your tips and tricks for preparing for a move?

With Love,

P.S. If any of you know of any good rentals (houses, condos, apartments, etc.) in Franklin, TN please do let us know! :)


  1. Jason thought of a good one the other day...take a picture of what's inside the box and tape it to the outside of the box. I'll keep an eye out for rentals!

  2. @Stephanie - Oh, I like that idea! Very cool!