Habits of Rest: Keeping Sabbath

Psalm 131 (A song of Ascents, of David) “O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; My eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things Too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with its mother; Like a weaned […]

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Habits of Work: Are they working for you?

Habits that Work for You Your day is full of working habits. From that first time you push snooze, to the time you get up, brush your teeth, and put on your clothes. To where you find your keys, wallet and phone just before heading out the door. As I spoke about in my last […]

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Let the Daily be Deliberate

Sometimes as a stay-at-home Mama, it feels like I’m drowning in the daily. Like the little tasks I do again, and again and again may smother me inside their static ordinariness. The littleness of the days can threaten to swallow you in insignificance. If you’re staring into the washer this morning, wondering whether the clothes […]

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Break this Habit First

Before I start my series on habits, I wanted to take a post to address the habit that you must break first if you want to form any truly life-giving and fruitful habits in the future. This is a little bit of my story; maybe it’s part of yours too.   I have always been […]

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Miraculous Asparagus

I discovered what the mystery plant was. In my garden, right next to the Northern fence, stood a small little patch of something that at first I thought looked like dill. It was in a raised bed, and I could tell that it had been planted there, but day after day I looked at this […]

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Why this Writer is taking a Sabbatical

Dear Reader, So it’s been a month since I’ve posted anything, and this lapse in time is probably the largest since I’ve dedicated to writing more faithfully here on the blog since last September. It feels a little scary to share this with you, but here goes. I haven’t been in a good place in […]

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For when you fear you’ve stopped hoping…

Sometimes God meets us in strange places. Maybe not strange, but not definitively holy places. At least, not in the obvious kind of way. Three weeks ago Friday He met me in my car. I was driving the long stretch of I25 after having dropped off the kids with my parents for the weekend. I […]

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What Do Our Children Expect From Our 936 Weeks Together?

Dear Reader, it is my great privilege and pleasure today to introduce you to a sweet friend of mine, Eryn Lynum. Just yesterday she released her first book into the world, 936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting, and let me tell you, it’s going to rock your world! Eryn was given a jar of pennies at […]

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Peace for the Frazzled and the Frenzied

I was all amped up last night. I couldn’t go to sleep because I was thinking about ALL THE THINGS. And somehow at the late hour of 11pm, I felt like it was really time to solve it all. Public school, private school, home school? What to get my Secret Santa? What to tell my […]

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