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…

Wednesdays with Words: Peace that Passes Understanding
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Wednesdays with Words: Peace that Passes Understanding

My pastor has been preaching through Philippians and he preached on Phil 4:6-7 this past Sunday. In particular, he focused on the part of the passage “the peace that passes understanding.” It was a fantastic sermon, exactly on some of the things I’ve been considering this year with }pacify{ and some needed correction to my…

Our Weekly Amble for March 13-17, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for March 13-17, 2017

It was an odd week. We only did Whatchamacallit one time this week. On Monday, R-girl had an Orthodontist appointment (no more turning the key in her expander!) So, we did our the core subjects – Math, Reading, Penmanship, Latin, Reading – pretty consistently but Whatchamacallit went a little by the wayside. That frustrates me,…

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…

The Simple Woman’s Daybook for January 2, 2017
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook for January 2, 2017

For Today… January 2, 2017. 2017. Seriously. Looking out my window … it’s a hazy foggy morning.  It’s actually almost not morning anymore. I am thinking … I should get dressed and start taking ornaments off the tree. I am thankful … that I seem to finally be over my head cold. The 15 hours…

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…