31 Days of Creating White Space

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White space.

In design. On a page. In my calendar. In my home. In my day. In my heart.

I need more of it. I’m going to be looking for it, and creating it.

This past year has been a complete whirlwind. Almost everything changed for us and while we’ve been doing okay, I have been consuming. And scheduling. And filling all the space.

The next thirty-one days I’ll be exploring this idea and writing about the process. There will be tears. There will be laughs. And there will be change.

But my goal is to free up the space for relationship and community. To stop consuming and to start believing with my whole heart that my identity is found in Christ alone.

I’m linking up with The Nester this month for 31 Days of Creating White Space.

This is a big challenge for me (creating white space and committing to write on one topic for 31 days), and I’ll be back tomorrow to share the story about God laying this on my heart.

This topic will definitely be faith-based, but I’m going to put it in the Simplicity & Organization category.

This post will serve as the landing page for all  the posts in the series. I’ll list them all here each day when I update.

Will you join me in this challenge?

Day One: Why White Space?

Day Two: My Need for White Space

Day Three: fear & striving

Day Four: Who stole my white space? 

Day Five: White space & the weekend

Day Six: white space = rest 

Day Seven: the wardrobe & white space

Day Eight: goals to create white space 

Day Nine: your home is your story

Day Ten: #onebigtruth

Day Eleven: planning an organized home

Day Twelve: white space & the weekend (2)

Day Thirteen: resting in what was good this week

Day Fourteen: but what if it’s good stuff?

Day Fifteen: the great toy purge: white space for the kids

Day Sixteen: the great toy purge part II (what happened to the toys)

Day Seventeen: life happens in the white space

Day Eighteen: the white screen of rest 

Day Nineteen: stop. and breathe.

Day Twenty: white space = rest

Day Twenty-One: I’m Dreaming of a White (Space) Christmas 

Day Twenty-Two: white (space) Christmas & gifts

Day Twenty-Three: white (space) Christmas: removing the excess in your schedule

Day Twenty-Four: simple thoughts & simple spaces by Paige Knudsen

Day Twenty-Five: white space isn’t the answer

Day Twenty-Six: running

Day Twenty-Seven: day 27 reflections

Day Twenty-Eight: sometimes He gives us a cross

Day Twenty-Nine: margin and the mama’s heart

Day Thirty: the truth about white space

Day Thirty-One: we created white space

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  1. says

    Last year I did 31 days of margin — reminds me of this a lot 🙂 also, I’m not sure I remember or am living out the things I learned last year, so I’m looking forward to reading more from you here my friend!

  2. says

    I am so excited to follow this! I have three kids under two, and the Lord has been laying a similar word on my heart. I’m looking forward to how God is going to use you to encourage me. Thank you in advance for doing this. You are a blessing!

  3. says

    Erin! I am so excited you are talking about this! I think this is a great topic (especially for us mothers). You have been such a blessing to my life over these last few months. Excited to hear what the Lord has put on your heart!!!

  4. says

    Hi Erin, I didn’t meet but saw you across the room at the Influence Conference. I am excited to join you for the next 31 days. I definitely need some white space. Amy

  5. Sara says

    Looking forward to these posts. I often feel overwhelmed as a working mom and when we talk about adding another to the mix it seems like too much to handle. Looking forward to your perspective.

  6. says

    I am a new follower of your blog and came in at the last few days of your 31 days of simplicity series. Now that you are done, I’m going to join you and continue in the month of November.

    I started with downsizing my china cabinet this week and have a plan to do many more projects in my home, life, and hear over the next 30 days in November.

    Thanks for writing and inspiring!


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