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Simplicity

A traditional Shaker hymn says, "Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free." Living out the spiritual practice of simplicity allows us to let go of anything that clutters our lives, minds, and souls, to pursue a single-minded focus on God. It includes pursuing modesty, humility, and unpretentiousness, and releasing our desire for status, comfort, and pride.

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Our editors have compiled the best on Simplicity from the archives. Here you'll find fresh, relevant, and honest articles that makes Today's Christian Woman a mentor to thousands of women.

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If clutter's got you down, try these secrets to simplifying.
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Our culture tells us we need more, but Jesus invites us to live on less. Use these tips to declutter your life and simplify your possessions.

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Rather than live in stressful, self-imposed chaos, we can honor God and find emotional health by simplifying our lifestyle.

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