Editor’s Note: In 2017, Simplicity was the theme for the Living Education Retreat. I didn’t attend, but I did get to hear Mary Beuving’s recorded talk on her journey toward simplifying her life, getting rid of things to make room for people. Mary’s testimony is moving and inspiring, but also filled with practical wisdom for living joyfully with less. I hope all of you listening will be encouraged by her words, as I am every time I listen. Many thanks to Mary for allowing us to share her talk and to Sage Parnassus for providing the original recording.
As you listen to the talk, you can follow along with the slides.