Category Archives: 2011 :: nourish

homeschooling through tough times (part 2)

Today I continue a two-part series offering ideas for keeping homeschooling steady during our tough seasons. Feel free to email or offer your own thoughts!

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slow cooking, slow living

Dinner took a long time to make yesterday…. this by design. Following a month plus of fullness, December has been a practice of slowing down, especially in the everyday.  Spotting an open afternoon, I filled time with chopping, stirring …thinking.  Children cooperated with nap time or quiet time and this Mama ‘rested’ in the quiet […]

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just being myself :: how about you?

{source}   The forty while 40 list is simply a reflection of me… simply me. In these long short years of living, especially the most recent months, I’m learning the value of accepting just how I’m wired, just how He has shaped me. It’s never an excuse to not grow, to quit learning, to justify […]

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on birthday eve :: anticipating the days

{source} Tomorrow is my 40th birthday. I’ve endured lots of good-natured teasing from friends and family, and have offered a few side comments myself.  I guess it’s expected in our culture…though I’m not sure when ‘over the hill’ actually is according to party stores.  Forty?  Fifty? Definitely sixty? No one seems to really know. All […]

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the grace to know :: a relevant recap

  {reflections today after attending The Relevant Conference last weekend} When you’ve been incredibly, abundantly BLESSED… you need grace. We often think of this need in times of trouble, of lack.  And yes, desperate grace is sought in the dark.  Yet, even in the light — when all shines glory and beauty and lovely, …we […]

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among those who believe

“Find those who believe. Who have faith in you and in the God who births ideas, whispers fresh thoughts, and impresses our minds with ways to expand His kingdom.”   I encouraged you with those words recently, boldly impressing on you the need for community, a circle of sisterhood or brotherhood to support, speak life, […]

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