A Simple Life

When I was in high school, I took a tour through a number of missions sponsored by the United Methodist Church. The one that stuck with me the most was deep in the heart of Appalachia. Something about the simplicity of life there attracted me. I was enchanted by the warm smiles of the people, their log cabin dwellings, and colorful crafts.

After I returned home, I hit my favorite research spot--the library. I wanted to learn everything I could about the culture of the mountain folk of Kentucky. The Foxfire book series provided all of the folklore, planting schedules, tool and instrument design, Appalachian cookery, and other items of plain living I was curious about.

The people of Red Bird Mission live a simple life...some might even say primitive. I found them to be warm and joyous, content with their lives in a way I had only imagined. How much is needed to be truly happy and at peace?

This summer, I will take a closer look at what I need to feel complete and the steps to accomplish the task. I will:

Take a critical look at my surroundings
Find joy in each new day
Worship God in a deeper, more spiritual way

Would you like to join me in my interior/exterior journey? Stay tuned on the blog and on my Pinterest page here.

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Female in Motion Health Update: Weariness is setting in; perhaps because I know the end is in sight. I took a two-hour nap on Saturday afternoon. Simply could not keep my eyes open. It will take some time for my body to adjust to a normal schedule. I'm looking forward to it!

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Notable Quote:

Proverbs 15:16 (KJV) Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
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