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Loving Simple Living is the blog where I tracked our family’s journey over the past 4 years.

  • We went from owning a 2000 square foot house that was full of things to living out of a few suitcases.
  • We went from running our own construction company to volunteering full-time for as a non-profit.
  • I went from not being sure how to educate our kids to loving homeschooling and publishing 2 books about how to do it.
  • I went from being stressed and unsure of my salvation and place on earth to knowing I am loved and accepted by God and understanding that knowing this is enough.

If I can say anything from what I have learned over the past few years it is this – Live your own life!

Don’t let anything get in the way – fear, insecurities, expectations, doubt, habits, regrets, or anything else. Don’t live my life. Don’t live any one else’s life you admire. Take time to figure out who you are and what makes you tick – what makes you happy and what you can give to the world.


My most updated information, family adventures, and writing is at  I created the new site because the content is more related to our travels and humanitarian work than it is to Simple Living.  If your interested, I would love to see you at our new site as well!

New to Loving Simple Living?

I am so glad you’re here!  Consider yourself fully welcomed and free to come back often.  

Since you’re new, I wanted to point out some of my favorite postsSONY DSC

I still feel new to minimalism, but as a family, we have been practicing it for about 3 years now.  I am so excited with the difference these choices have made to our family and I would love to help share them.



In Print:minimalist kids - Ian

You can reach me at lovingsimpleliving (at) gmail (dot) com