After 4 years of marriage, my husband Jared and I thought that our life couldn’t get much better. We had a 2,000 square foot house in a nice neighborhood, 2 cars, and more stuff than we could cram into every closet. My husband’s job even allowed for me to stay home with our amazing little girl. Everything started to change when God planted a seed of discomfort into our happy little life, and we began to wonder: Do all of these things even matter?
As we began to shift and wrestle with this new conviction, structures that we thought of as constants in our lives began to fall apart. We realized that we were actually losing money as our $110,000 of debt and “living at our means” lifestyle slowly dragged us further and further into financial slavery. Our eyes were opened to the dozens of tiny little things that were siphoning away our income without our even realizing the damage being done. We knew that it was time to make a change. How could we be servants of Christ when we were enslaved by money?
As of now, early 2016, we are completely debt-free and are making preparations for living in an RV full-time. (We did it! You can check out our RV here.)
The walls of what we thought it meant to live continue to tumble down, revealing new and terrifying adventures for our family – which now also includes our baby boy. We don’t know exactly what God has in store for us next, but we hope you’ll join us as we search for simpler, more Spirit-filled living.
(Jared, Arleesha, Athena, and Cole)