A new book by Arthur Simon challenges Christians to develop a response to rampant consumerism.
Sorting through donated books raises questions about acquisition.
On what a closet-cleaning can teach about spiritual discipline.
Could filling a roll-off be considered a spiritual discipline?
On a shared (but mostly his) addiction to the printed word.
An exploration of the nature and meaning of “good things”.
What does your stuff say about you? To you?
A pair of footwear acquires more significance on the feet of a nomad.
Moving from anti-matter schizophrenia to an appropriate delight in things.
Deep remembering may or may not depend on the things we actually keep.
How the marriage of simplicity and stashing survives under the same roof.
On reinforcing a sense of identity through loss.
Remembering the transformation of objects in a time of mourning.
Being born again into a new identity yields more questions than answers, with a need to proceed.
A graduate student on a budget considers how to make her dollars reflect her passions.
Thoughts on the question of (not) registering for gifts.
A cautionary tale from a renegade registering spree.
Pondering gift registry in the final stages of planning a wedding.
What to do when the system's getting you down...even in your sleep.
A short story about having it all.
The confession of a modest hoarder.
Taking a simple lifestyle for granted -- and occasionally, as an idol.
Confessions about the difficulty of living on less.
An invitation to downsize in the new year.
Lessons from a history of accidentally going without.
Examining the source and nature of one’s treasure.
Contemplating the shelf-shaped hole in our lives.
Taking stock of life’s clutter with joy and gratitude.
Thinking about getting organized during Lent.
The new face of an old, old problem.