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Waiting in Line (Soul Space Thursdays)

When is the last time you waited in a line? Yesterday? The day before? When is the last time you waited in a line and weren’t on your phone? Can you remember a time? Yeah, me neither. Even with my newly unloaded phone, I still pull it from my pocket in lines to read some Scripture…… Continue reading Waiting in Line (Soul Space Thursdays)

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Unloading the Phone (Soul Space Thursdays)

How many minutes a day does your smartphone steal? If you’re anything like me, too many. Waaaay too many. We don’t give those moments away on purpose, of course. Our time is valuable; it’s precious; it matters. Yet most days you realize that, by the time your head hits the pillow, you’ve missed out on…… Continue reading Unloading the Phone (Soul Space Thursdays)

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The Freedom of the Recycling Bin (Soul Space Thursdays)

A couple of years ago Kelly Gash spoke to my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group about organization and decluttering. “One of the biggest issues for me is paper,” she said. “Papers just collect and we don’t know what to do with them, and they get everywhere.”  My ears perked up. THIS is my life. I keep…… Continue reading The Freedom of the Recycling Bin (Soul Space Thursdays)

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Unplugging for Life (Soul Space Thursdays)

It’s that week of the summer where I take off my shoes, walk through the grass, eat too many Popsicles, and unplug a bit. For today’s Soul Space Thursday, I invite you to do the same. Unplugging for Life (First published in July of 2016, here at CourtneyBEllis.com) When I think all the technological innovations that…… Continue reading Unplugging for Life (Soul Space Thursdays)

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The Opposite of Scarcity (Soul Space Thursday)

Ever feel like there’s too much stuff in your life? Things to clean, appointments to squeeze in, closets to organize, schedules to keep? Oh, I feel you. The amount of things and stuff and places to be can be utterly overwhelming. We fly through life by the seat of our pants, stopping only to pick up the dry cleaning, step…… Continue reading The Opposite of Scarcity (Soul Space Thursday)

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10 Tips for Small Space Living

We live in a smallish space. 1200 square feet, to be exact. If you live in NYC, you may be thinking, “That’s enormous!” If you live anywhere else, you probably think that’s on the tinier side. A small space can be a challenge. For one thing, by the time it’s 6:30am my kids are READY TO GO (because…… Continue reading 10 Tips for Small Space Living