Seeking Simplicity

and empowering spirituality.

I am Carmen Shenk, and I am becoming a woman of the cloth as a communicator and a weaver of art cloth. I’m learning to simplify my life, and continue to work toward that goal to restore and refine my habits and home. I invite you on this journey with me, and hope that something I explore here will also be of help to you.

Listen online or listen on your favorite podcast app.
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Breath is a message I first shared at a gathering of Mennonite women in Waynesboro, Virginia and it’s fitting again as we beging this #FaithFriday series.
Video ~ Podcast

I’ve been undone by a new song this week called “The Blessing” with Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes and I wanted to share a few thoughts about why I think it hit me so hard. I think this may resonate with you. And remember… He is for you!
Episode 27 video or podcast
Breathing 25 video or podcast
Episode 29 video and podcast

Visit my YouTube playlist Falling Shorts… for short form info & inspo.

To see photos of my weaving projects in process,
join me on Instagram. I look forward to connecting with you there.

I weave in the Japanese “Saori” style, which is like jazz for yarn in that it’s completely improvisational. I simply seek the flow and move in it. This is the essence of self care for me – to express the creative spirit within me. I weave on a modified 32″ Kromski rigid heddle loom.

Are you or someone you know looking for a Skoolie? Ours is for sale.

I brought together my friends in the tiny house movement for a virtual summit I call “Simplify My Life“. Hearing their simplicity stories has inspired me to keep going in my own journey to simplicity, continue to lower my expenses, and make room for my biggest dreams. How about you? Are you ready to simplify your life?

Visit SimplifyMy.Life to enjoy this FREE virtual summit where Tiny House Luminaries share their stories.

The $99 Simplify My Life Class Bundle

The Simplify My Life Class Bundle Includes:

  • Tiny on Purpose video course
  • Make Room video course
  • Practically Tiny video course
  • 3 Practical Checklists
  • 5 Workbook style PDF’s
  • The Zero Waste Home workshop
  • The Simplify My Life Facebook group
  • ebook: Dreaming Big
  • BONUS: Get the Skunky Funk out of your Tiny House! workshop
  • BONUS: Right-Sizing Your Kitchen video course

The following three individual classes are $47 each, currently available for only $27 each to make them more affordable during the pandemic. The Simplify My Life class bundle is a collection of classes totaling $167 now available for $99 during the pandemic. Click on any of these images for more information about that class.

Go from chaos to clarity in moments instead of months. Learn more…
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I’m fascinated by what happens when we combine healing prayer and anointing oil. read more Join me for weekly prayer for healing Wednesday 10 am Eastern in our Facebook group.

Ready to simplify your kitchen without the fear that you’ll downsize something you actually need? My capsule kitchen approach will help you choose your favorite things, and let go of the things you no longer need… read more

Kitchen Simplicity provides a road map for going tiny, embracing simplicity, and eating well, even when your kitchen is small. It’s a can-do conversation with author, chef, tiny house expert, Carmen Shenk, who shared her methods on how she creates delectable food while living in her own home of 125 square feet.

Carmen’s simple living philosophy demonstrates how minimalism can be a choice, not a hardship. She’ll help you move past the media-fed “privation mentality” to a place of purposeful simplicity… more