I can't believe I'm doing this

I'm about do some more yammering about Jen Hatmaker and her book '7'. Just warning you.

I've been fighting with the idea of doing my own '7' experiment for a while now. And I've officially decided I'm going to go for it.

If you have no idea what I am talking about... go here.

I'm starting on September 1st which is this Saturday. The first month is food. So starting on 9.1 I will be eating these seven foods and only these seven foods for the entire month of September...

Sweet Potatoes
Whole wheat bread

I'll only be drinking water and the occasional Chai Latte from Starbucks. Don't judge me. Jen Hatmaker said it was ok.

Here we go folks. It's going to be hard but I think I'm up for the challenge.

Some of you are probably asking... what's the point?

To simplify. To strip down. To get by with less. To hear God in my hunger. The list goes on. 

The second month is CLOTHES. Seven clothing items allowed for the month of October.

I think that will be a piece of cake. Which I will probably be begging for in a week or so.

I plan on blogging through this experience. I'm sure there will be failures and compromises that I plan on sharing openly and honestly. Or maybe it will be a lot easier than I think. We'll see!

Who wants to join me? 


  1. So great that you are doing this!!

    I think I will do it, but not yet. Not ready:)

    1. One day girl, one day. Hopefully my experience will be inspiring to others and not terrifying. :)

  2. Oh wow! I can't believe you're doing this either! haha :) You'll do great! Just keep blogging through it.

    1. Thanks Dana! I'm sure you'll be getting lots of updates from me:)

  3. I haven't read 7. Obviously, I am already on the edge of insanity not sure I could handle this but it does in a somewhat crazy way interest me. I'll have to think on it while I read your blog as you experience it first hand. Then I'll decide if I can rise to the challenge. :) Love you!

    1. You can just live through me this time around, Greta:) Love you too!

  4. I am reading this book right now. Halfway through. I love it. One of the most refreshing books I have read in awhile. And it makes more sense than anything else going on around me:) Politics and other points on religion - eeek. I think the simplicity of Jesus is where its at. And the Holy Spirit does the rest. Beautifully inspiring book. I shall see at the end of it how I might want to change the going-on's in my own life.

    Blessings to you, Courtney! Looking forward to hearing how it goes...

  5. How is the experiment going so far, day three?