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sabbath rest in the midst of crisis

sabbath rest

End of next week, I am speaking on Honoring Rhythms of Rest at the GEMS Leadership Conference. I have cut out many of my notes because I only have ONE hour. Right now, my thoughts reflect a weekend retreat’s worth of speaking!  Instead of dismissing everything, I’ll share some ‘outtakes’ here today. Okay?  Thanks for listening. :: During […]


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Introducing Fact Cards for your Homeschool :: plus a giveaway!

Cards received at no cost to me and I was compensated for my time to review. Affiliate links included in post.  All opinions are my own. Throughout our homeschool journey — going on year 12 now! — I’ve been a BIG fan of collecting the ‘extras’. You know…the completely cool tools and games which may […]

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A Peek Into Last Week :: Whole30 week 3, Silhouette stickers, Sabbatical start and a thumb injury!

whole30 salad

Last week began with the close of our annual church camping trip — a wonderful time of connection with this group we love so much. The week also ushered in our Sabbatical start! Though we had a few things to wrap up due to taking off a bit early for said camping trip, we were […]

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A Peek into Last Week :: whole 30 week one, my Erin Condren planner, road trip prep, and a TEDx Talk!

whole 30 dinner idea

Last week was FULL, ya’ll. (Yes, I just said ya’ll.  Preparing for our road trip to Texas this summer!  Plus, it’s where I was raised and so the words are in my blood.) The last post introduced my Whole 30 journey and how day one went.  I’m here to report that the rest of the […]

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sabbatical prep :: beginning whole 30

whole 30 breakfast

The race is ON as our family wraps up two more (intense) weeks of finalizing details before our summer sabbatical. Definitely, we are looking forward to time off.  We cannot wait! I understand that not every profession grants a full three months of paid leave, mainly for the purpose of rest and renewal (the definition […]

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reflections :: our God is enough

‘I have no idea how you do all that you are doing…’ ‘The load you’ve had to carry is incredibly overwhelming.  It’s amazing the job you’ve done…’ In the last week these words from well-meaning sister friends blessed my soul.  Hearts bent towards encouraging me, and definitely, I was touched by their kindness. I also […]

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