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Simple Doesn’t Mean Effortless

 There is an interesting response from time to time when people come to visit us.  It seems that the idea of our more simple life – more simple than the modern lifestyle – means that we don’t have as much to do.  They seem almost disappointed that we are not just sitting around counting leaves or something.  The plain lifestyle is a simple lifestyle for sure, but it is not an effortless way to live at all.  We feel that our effort is spent more on simple endeavors. Let me explain.  In the modern, up-to-date family both parents work outside of the home.  All the children attend a school of some sort.  The family reconvenes in the home (hopefully) in the evening for a little while, spending most of their time in … Read entire article »

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