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3 Ways to Slow Down on the Busy Days

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I just finished reading {again} The Big Sky series by Tricia Goyer. Marianna Sommer is one of my favorite characters ever. I relate to her desire to find that elusive blend of hard work and stillness in daily life. My days are full of things to do, projects to complete, places to be, and people who… Read More

Where Church History has Led Me

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I’ve been fascinated by the Amish my entire adult life—a trip to Lancaster County in my twenties and lots of reading fueled my interest—but it wasn’t until five years ago that I started seriously researching the Amish. That led me to research church history, all the way back to the Reformation and the beginnings of… Read More

Cutting the Good to Get the Best | Wisdom from Italy

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Cutting the Good to Get the Best | Wisdom from Italy While traveling the back roads of Italy last month, my husband and I enjoyed driving the small gravel paths that led through vast olive groves and vineyards. Tall cypress trees dotted the landscape and sometimes seemed like guarding sentinels lining the road. In some vineyards,… Read More

Simplifying Our Choices

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We desire peace, balance and simplicity. But do the choices we make daily reflect the internal desire of our heart? I believe most of us desire to make good choices surrounding our relationships, our health and our time but the reality is we live in a world that tempts us with junk, and if you… Read More

Welcome Class

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Welcome Class! I love autumn. Back to school! For me this time of year used to mean new shoes and lots of new crayons. But I’m a long way from the daily classroom now. And my only child is grown and in his last year of college. I don’t do back to school shopping anymore…. Read More

Elegy Written After a Bike Ride to a Country Churchyard

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What do you do to celebrate 45 years together? My husband and I chose to celebrate by traveling 7000 miles during the month of July, taking what we called a BookTourAnniversaryPalooza. On the actual anniversary date, Saturday August 2, we did something much less ambitious. We enjoyed a huge, leisurely breakfast featuring blueberry crepes, bacon,… Read More

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