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Overwhelmed by Thankfulness

It’s been a difficult school year.  Being a teacher was never for the faint of heart.  Now it’s for the just plain crazy, or the definitely called.  Honestly, sometimes I’m not sure which is true of me.  In any case, … Continue reading

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here you go: The half-marathon is behind me.  It was an absolutely perfect day–cool and breezy with low humidity.  I could not have personally designed a day that was more … Continue reading

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Introducing Finn!

Last April, just before his college graduation, my son’s little red Honda Civic gave up the ghost.  It was sad.  I had a lot of prayer invested in that little car.  After graduation practice we went to the garage where … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2015

This is my fifth “Joy of the Month Club” post.  It began in 2011, a very difficult year for our family, as an exercise in seeing joy in the midst of pain.  I’ve continued it because it is always good … Continue reading

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In Search of Wonder

Last week I went to a conference.  It took less than five minutes for me to realize that I was in over my head.  The people who come to this conference regularly are the philosophy of classical  Christian education gurus … Continue reading

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Sweet (Potato) Lesson

Since we live in a town home, we don’t have much in the way of landscaping chores. Our grass is done by a lawn service and there are fairly strict rules governing the rest. We are allowed to put in … Continue reading

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Typical Sunday–or Not.

Today was a typical Sunday.  I woke up around six and enjoyed staying in bed under the warm covers for a little longer.  I got up and took the dogs for a rather chilly walk, fed them, ate my grapefruit … Continue reading

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On Going Back

A week ago right now I was in quite a funk.  We’d had a teacher work day full of meetings on Friday and I had  accomplished little.  After a lovely Christmas break full of time with family and plenty of … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2014

My second traditional end-of-the-year post is a look back at blessings.  Being an Eeyore, an INFJ, a glass-half-empty kind of personality, I need to do this.  Purposefully looking back at my blessings helps me not just to remember them, but … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2013

When I was a little girl “________ of the month” clubs were popular presents that adults often gave to other adults.  It was billed as “the gift that keeps on giving.” There were flower-, fruit-, dessert- and, of course, book-of-the-month … Continue reading

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