Tuesday, August 23, 2011


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Have you ever heard Stacie Orrico's song 'There's gotta be more to life?'

There's gotta be more to life,
Than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me.
Cause the more that I'm,
Tripping out thinking there must be more to life.
Well it's life, but I'm sure... there's gotta be more than wanting more.

I've got the time and I'm wasting it slowly.
Here in this moment I'm half way out the door.
Onto the next thing, I'm searching for something that's missing.

In the midst of packing for college, for the second time already, I can't help but notice how much stuff I have. It makes me wonder... do I really need all of it? Is it really making my life better? What's the point if I just have to move it anyway?

Why do we clutter our lives with so much stuff? Is it to distract us from the fact that we are always searching for something more? Is it because it's hard for us to feel satisfied?

Despite all the stuff and useless clutter in our lives, there has got to be more. There has got to be a life that is full with


But the true question is... how do we get past the notion that we will find satisfaction with material things? Where is the balance between what we need and what we want? I think the answer is all in moderation. It's okay to still want nice things, but the key is not letting it get in the way of what's important.

And I guarantee you, at the end of it all, you're probably not going to say, "I am so thankful for that iPhone." Hopefully, you'll be grateful for all the memories, laughs, happiness, and love. You'll be grateful for the stuff that money can't buy.

Wish me luck with packing- I'm trying to limit myself to the necessities. I'm trying to live a simpler life. Easier said than done.

"The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe."
Proverbs 18:10



  1. We are trying to sell our home - you cannot believe how much "stuff" we have... UGH! Good luck with packing and have fun in college!

  2. what a beautiful thought provoking post :)

  3. @Lisa (bakebikeblog) Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to read!


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