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When You’re Just Not Feeling the Wonder of Christmas

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By this point of the Christmas season, everything is coming to pass, or will soon come to pass. The office, school, church, you-name-it group parties; the last day of school before break, the church Christmas programs, the shopping, the shipping of gifts, the movie watching, the baking…. My brain hurts a little just thinking of… Read More

3 Ways to Embrace the Holy during the Holidays

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I’ve hit the wall! I get here every year—that point where there is more to do than time to do it and I have to make a choice between holidays and holy days. Maybe you know what I mean? It’s easy to get lost in all the doing and baking and wrapping and hugging and miss… Read More

Choose Moments Over Mayhem

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Christmas is less than six weeks away. We are officially in that time of year I refer to as “Madness and Chaos.” Every year I promise myself not to get swept up in the insanity. But somehow, no matter how much I plan and prepare for a calm Christmas season, the crazy seeps in. Maybe… Read More

Sign Up For A Dream

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Sign Up for a Dream I did it! I went kayaking! (Here’s a link to the post about trying something new this fall.) I have been holding onto the dream of kayaking for years now. And I finally had the chance to try it last month in Monterey, California. I attended a writing retreat and… Read More

Self Care | You’re Not An Anorexic, But Your Life Is

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As 2014 begins to wrap up I naturally reflect on living into my God-sized dream this past year. It causes me to remember these words: “You’re not an anorexic but your life is.” Words spoken to me over 12 years ago by my therapist. While that may seem like along time ago to you, it… Read More

Commonplace Notebook vs. Facebook

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I’ve posted before about my love for reading and slowing down our summer months after a busy school year. You can find that post here. In the same vein I wanted to post another way to slow down our lives and enjoy the small moments that are far too easy to forget. What I always… Read More

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