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How Many Seashells Did I Bring Home from Vacation?

They busied themselves with buckets and shovels, patting sand into castle walls and adding shells and seaweed for decor.

I took this one moment, after my daughters had bounced in the waves and come out with their hair stringy and wet, and now here as they settled on a project.  702 more words

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12 Bible Verses for a Spiritual Retreat

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Dear Catherine: Why You'll Get a Stethoscope for your Fifth Birthday

Dear Catherine,

You’ve been asking me for months for a stethoscope for your birthday.  A REAL one.  One that allows you to hear your actual… 783 more words

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We are Staycation Failures

A few years ago, my husband and I realized we had to take a few days off of work.  Both of us.  At the same time. 946 more words

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Announcing a Winner and Redefining Gentleness

Last week, I announced that I’d be giving away a copy of Mary Ann Froehlich’s book, Courageous Gentleness, and today I’m announcing the winner!  I used a random number generator to chose the winner from the comments you shared and the winner is:  Lisa Preuett.  889 more words

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How to Take a Spiritual Retreat When You Can't Get Away

I’ve always needed to retreat spiritually, to run away for an afternoon or spend a weekend away in quiet.

I’m an introvert and a workaholic.  I’ll fill up every available space in my day with to-do list items and then crash from the emotional overload from the noise. 913 more words

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Would you like some pizza with that doctrine?

She’s a four-year-old chowing down on pizza and breadsticks and prodding us with deep theological questions in between bites.

Where does God live? She drops it casually into family chatter just like “What are we doing tomorrow?” or “Can I have some more lemonade, please?” 860 more words

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