In an effort to blog in real time…
So, this book ‘7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess’ has been such a great and unexpected blessing! I had begun hearing about this book from my sister-in-law Jenny – and then literally, SO many people whom I love and respect have mentioned it to me. It’s one of those books that you almost begin reading with a bit of trepidation; because you know you won’t be able to be the same afterwards. You can’t claim naivety to certain issues, your heart will become burdened on certain subjects; life won’t look the same.
My good friend Jaklin and I had been talking about trying to organize some sort of group to casually read through the book together – so we had a community to bounce ideas off of while we journeyed through the group. And then, organizing a group through church fell in our laps! AWESOME!
This week (I’m 1/2 way through, will write more later on this journey!): clothes. You pick 7 items of clothing out of the hundreds that we all own and only wear them (read no accessories, however I am claiming freedom in this area and wearing one pair of earrings). (Minus those undergarments, PJ’s, and whatever else you feel like claiming the Lord’s freedom in!). Here is my wardrobe for 7 days:
Flowery dress (a totally impractical addition, but I was out of town at a wedding this weekend!) / white shorts / jeans (yes, even though it’s summer in TX…remember the wedding/plane!) / khaki shirt / navy blue shirt / casual pink dress. 7th item = shoes. Mostly my birkenstocks (feel free to judge, but they’re darn comfy and I love ‘em!) / however I did have a pair of dressy flats that I wore to the wedding.
It’s already been fantastic! A great talking point with Abi / feeling solidarity with delightful ladies at church / having a super light suitcase for the weekend away / washing things out by hand. Haha, because I’m an accidental slob and my delightful husband did ALL the laundry while I was away therefore forcing me to wash items out by hand because it wouldn’t be very “simple” of me to run the laundry machine for 2 items of clothing!