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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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Author and speaker Cynthia Heald defines the word “simplicity.”
When Your Life Is Mostly Full of Ordinary Things

When Your Life Is Mostly Full of Ordinary Things

Since God exists, shouldn't we be doing something extraordinary?
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My Not-So-Simple Life

My Not-So-Simple Life Subscriber access only

If fewer things and more time is the goal, then why do I keep sabotaging myself?

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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.

Too Much Stuff

If clutter's got you down, try these secrets to simplifying.
Why This?
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.

A Simple, Balanced Life?

It is possible, says author Norm Wright in Simplify Your Life and Get More Out of It! (Tyndale)
Why This?
Rather than live in stressful, self-imposed chaos, we can honor God and find emotional health by simplifying our lifestyle.

Breathing Space

Three secrets to creating more room in your life for God
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Author Keri Wyatt Kent shares how busy women can find spiritual satisfaction by embracing simplicity and Sabbath-keeping.
Sanctuary of the Soul

Sanctuary of the Soul

Developing a "familiar friendship with Jesus"
Understanding Lust

Understanding Lust

Our desires aren't the problem—it's what we do with them.

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