In the Overholt home, we have been discussing the importance of living a simple life unfettered from the consumer-driven lifestyle. As a part of that conversation, we have talked about what living simply actually looks like. It has sparked some interesting thoughts about what we need versus what we want. The discussion is far from over at this point as there are still areas we are grappling with. Yesterday I discovered the junky car club via Mark Batterson's blog. The concept behind the club is to live with less in order to give more. We got a good laugh about the elite lemon membership. Here's qualification #2: "Your vehicle is 10 years old or older and MAY have trouble starting on cold mornings, have a funky smell inside, and have an annoying hum coming from the radio." It's so true! Our window is duck-taped closed to keep the rain out of the car, but the funky smell is still there. Seriously though, it prompted another round of discussions with the kids about why we don't have a new car. No car payments allow me to be home with the kids. It has helped us get through the lean times of church planting, and frees up our money to give to social justice issues. As we continue to wrestle with this idea, I would love to know ways that others have chosen to live a simpler life.