Monday, November 17, 2008

Emulating Mary and Quest for Simplicity

I would like to add two new features to my blog;
Emulating Mary posts would focus on efforts to live a gospel-centered life, with Mary, sister of Martha, as our example:

Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke 10:38-42

Quest for Simplicity posts would focus on eliminating unnecessary clutter--both things and activities--from our lives to make room for the most important things.

If people are interested, I think it would be fun to do this in meme form. Anyone who wants could write an "Emulating Mary" or "Quest for Simplicity" post on their blog, then sign the Mr. Linky on my page. I've got to figure out how to set that all up, so we may not be starting right away.
Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in by leaving a comment. Other suggestions are welcome as well!


MaryAnne said...

I like both of these ideas :)

Karene said...

I like the idea too, though you lost me with the "meme" and "Mr. Linky" parts. :)

Jennefer said...

I love this idea as well and I have spent much time reflecting on how I can simply my (and my family's) life. Let me know when you get everything up and going. I'll be checking back soon!


Kelley said...

Great idea, Paula. I can't wait to read your posts.

Mrs. Thoughtskoto said...

Great idea. I'd be looking forward to these. I have to admit I'm being Martha most of the time, its good that dh always reminds me to breathe and don't be bothered of things that are not much of importance.

Carolyn said...

Count me in, whenever you get it all working. I'm especially interested in the Quest for Simplicity meme.

What's a meme, though?