A simple life


Do you want to simplify your life this year? Do you want to draw closer to God in worship and understanding? Be resolved to root out the clutter in your life. My friend, life’s a story, stayed tuned for more on This Passing Day.

Life is complicated. In this New Year doubtless you and I will be confronted more than once with a complicated situation that will take all the wisdom and creativity we have to get us through. Nevertheless, there is one thing we can do to smooth out the complicated, rough spots; we can make sure that as a rule we make simplification a priority. People are drawn to simplicity. Did you know that the most recognized document in American history isn't the Constitution or Declaration of Independence? More people recognize these five words above any other memorable phrases in American history: "Fourscore and seven years ago." The beginning lines of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address are memorable not because they are dripping with special meaning. The real reason is that Lincoln made it simple to remember. There are few multi-syllable words in this very short address. He wrote it on the back of an envelope and kept it very simple.

Here's a thought about simplicity from Bob Goodman, "Jet fighters take off land and are stored on deck." "How pecu- liar," I thought. "That doesn't make sense." Then I stopped to reconsider. My knowledge of such ships