The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Simply better

Life can be richer when you spend less and slow down. It's worth the work.

Pundits say the '90s are all about a return to basic values--about turning our backs on the excesses of the '80s and scaling down. Well, the pundits are right about me. I started simplifying my life in 1990 when a divorce left me bouncing checks and paying bills late. Out of necessity I began to accept hand-me-downs, shop at garage and rummage sales, and cut back on meals out.

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