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A Different Kind of Rest

I have a pet peeve.  Well, actually and truthfully I have many pet peeves, but I am only going to write about one of them today.  I reach a state of extreme peevishness when told (especially by a man) that … Continue reading

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Thank you, Marcus Paige et. al.

It’s been almost 48 hours now.  I still haven’t had a normal night’s sleep, but last night was better than the one before and tonight will be better yet. Those awful moments of remembrance and realization are coming less often. … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Gift

The last few years as I have transitioned out of my mothering years and into full-time grandma mode have been bittersweet.  I knew this was coming and I’ve dreaded it for years.  Now that it’s here, though, realize that it’s … 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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Let Them Eat (Around the) Seeds!

I had a moment of rebellion yesterday morning.  My parents were coming and all of us who are in town were getting together for dinner.  I promised I would bring some watermelon, so I got everything together and got ready … Continue reading

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Lesson for a Running Grandma

If you have followed my blog for a while, you are aware of some changes in my writing.  First, I don’t write as often, and second, my posts are, more often than not, about running.  There are reasons for this. … 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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A Tour of Our Tree, Part 7

According to the latest information available, we have nine grandchildren.  One of these, Alden, is in his second year of pre-school.  This would be a significant piece of evidence about our age, except that this morning I witnessed some pretty … Continue reading

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