Reversing Course for New Perspective
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Reversing Course for New Perspective

Most of the trails we follow are “in and out.” We walk in, there may be a loop, but then we follow the initial trail back out. It isn’t unusual that we follow the trail in and then turn around and follow the same back out.  Have you ever read a book that was ……

Hide and Seek
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Hide and Seek

When we first started walking in the late winter, all was brown – except when it was white with snow.  Variation on the theme of brown was cause for notice and celebration. When the harbinger of spring and ramps were out and noticeable, they were noticeable specifically because all else was sameness.  But as the…

2019 Word for the Year
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2019 Word for the Year

I’m not in love with the word I’ve chosen for my 2019 Word for the Year, but I can’t seem to get away from it. That generally means it’s the right one. There were a lot of contenders: Commit. Pray. Engage. Speak. Interact. All perfectly good words in themselves and a lot to consider over…

Our Weekly Amble for January 2-6, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for January 2-6, 2017

Back in the saddle. We’ve had a busy week for our final break week – but much of it has been done at home. On Monday, we watched football and were mostly slugs. Well, Jason and N-boy took the dog for a hike. And we took down the Christmas tree.  But otherwise we were mostly…

Wednesdays with Words: We Should More (or Not)
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Wednesdays with Words: We Should More (or Not)

A year ago, I asked for book recommendations for my year of Attend! One of the books recommended was Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung. I started in in December. But, now, I’m thinking it is almost as perfect for my year of }pacify{.  Can we really be at peace when our schedules are so chock full…

2017 Word for the Year
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2017 Word for the Year

In 2014 I decided to choose a word for 2015.  I chose *revel* because I wanted to focus on enjoying and really sinking into the enjoyment of life.  I wanted to learn what it was to *revel* in God, family, vocation and then to do so.  It’s still a struggle for me in the day…

Wednesdays with Words: Artifact of Making
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Wednesdays with Words: Artifact of Making

Another quote from A Delectable Education. This time from Episode 42 the second with John Muir Laws. For me [nature journaling] just forces my brain to lock in on a totally different level, so that’s why I’m using it. I’m not using it ’cause I want to make pretty pictures, I’m making the pictures because…

Attend! Serving Others
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Attend! Serving Others

This winter and spring, on Instagram, I’ve often been posting our breakfasts — when I’ve cooked. For several weeks, I consistently posted ideas or suggestions, then I stopped. Because I stopped making breakfast.  Admittedly it was because I got sick, but I didn’t pick the habit back up when I felt better. I started back…

Attend!: Putting Myself in the Right Place
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Attend!: Putting Myself in the Right Place

Sometimes contrasts help us see the most clearly. I missed a lot of church services this winter. I missed more than any since I let them talk me into not attending worship for the 6 weeks after M-girl was born. I had this cough and I felt awful. I missed several evening services. Worst of…