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Sunday, June 17, 2012

7- The goals

Rob and I read Jen Hatmaker's book-  
"7 : An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess" - 7 is the true story of how Jen took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.

For  while I've been uncomfortable with all our "stuff" BUT I love our stuff.  I know, I have a problem if I LOVE my STUFF!!  So we are participating in the Summer of 7…several other bloggers have started and I think I (we) will be more accountable if we write down our goals and share our experience.  For the next 7 weeks we will get rid of the excess and live with less.

So, we will be sharing the next 7 weeks of the changes we are making, our victories and challenges of our 7. 
Here is our list of 7
June  16 - 22: Possessions- We will give away 7 items of clothing and shoes per person (35 items) a day for 7 days (245 items).

June  23 - 29: Possessions- Part 2- We will give away 7 items a day of (non-clothing) for a total of 49 items

June  30 - July 6: Media -  We don't have cable or Netflix or any gaming system so this will be Internet related.  The cruel details are to be determined (I'm thinking a facebook fast? shudder..)

July 7 - 13: Clothes- We will wear just 7 articles of clothing - items and exemptions to be determined.

July 14 - 20: Stress- We are going to do a modified version of the seven prayers from the book.  It will probably be five pauses for prayer.

July 21 - 27: Spending-  This may be modified but for now we will not purchase any items this week.  (exceptions would be any medical emergencies and RX's that may need to be filled)

July 28 -  Aug 3: Food-  We will eat 7 foods which is currently being negotiated.

This isn't Jen's list because we modified it for our family.  For those wondering where recycling is on our list- no fears- We recycle every stinkin' thing that can be recycled.  We a have a garden and belong to a CSA.  We buy many things locally so we thought the list above would be a good start.  May the adventure begin!

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