Summer of Simplicity: There's Still Time

The end is near.

Today is Labor Day, which means summer is almost over. The cold, dark days of winter will be upon us soon. 

I live in Kansas, and the Midwest will continue to see warm, sunny days for the next six to eight weeks. Some of my readers in the Northeast will see cold temperatures coming in September. Wherever you live, sunshine can be manufactured with family fun, the joy of simplicity and faith in a bright tomorrow. All through the coming winter, don't forget...there's still time.

There's still time to:

Have a picnic on the floor in the living room.
Camp out under the dining room table.
Play a board game together, instead of watching TV in separate rooms.
Read a book.
Go to bed early.
Make a simple meal.
Be generous.
Write a letter to yourself from God.
Have a movie marathon.
Take a trip to the public library.
Host a dance party in your living room.
Spend the evening star gazing.
Do less--rest more.

As the seasons change, and a mantle of cold settles on your neighborhood, gather your family close and thank God for the important things--faith, fun, family, food and simplicity.


September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. The Hubster was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2008. Please take time to educate yourself and donate at


Female in Motion Health Update: I'm taking my own advice this summer and have spent time resting and reading good books. Still no job in sight, but I know God has one for me. Do you know anyone who needs an office worker, with experience in medical billing, general business and proofreading?


Notable Quote:

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV)
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

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