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Year Without Shopping September

I am now in the ninth month of my buy-nothing adventure.  Some things feel easier, some harder.  For the most part I have gotten used to not buying things and so in that sense I think I have begun to be reconditioned away from a buy-first approach to my life. On the other hand, there continue reading »

i am who you say i am

The other day this moving worship song came on in the car.  The words spoke powerfully to me: Who am I that the highest King Would welcome me? I was lost but He brought me in Oh His love for me Oh His love for me Who the Son sets free Oh is free indeed continue reading »

Year Without Shopping July

I have passed the halfway point in my yearlong shopping fast. My family has completed theirs (they signed on to join me for the 1st six months). So as we reached the end of their fast (for which they had a countdown) I asked my girls, who are 8 and 12 respectively, what they thought continue reading »

Year Without Shopping

Here is what’s been going on with me, my family and our shopping fast aka a year without shopping: I am still noticing the faded, worn and out of date things in my wardrobe, on my shoe rack and in my home.  I wonder as I do if I notice more because I cannot replace continue reading »

Melanie and the Micah Launch

Here is our intern Melanie Yong’s reflection on last week’s Micah 6:8 Launch: On a cold Sunday morning in March, the Boston Faith & Justice Organization launched our first Service Learning program in partnership with Salvation Army in Malden, MA. It has been a project that we have talked about for months and deliberated over continue reading »

A Year Without Shopping Update

My year without shopping has begun.   When I brought the idea of not buying anything for a year to my family my twelve-year-old daughter literally said “this is the worst thing that has happened to me in my whole life . . .”  She really likes shopping.  Like a lot. Much to my chagrin.  continue reading »