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#78: Work, study, rest, play (or, Hemingway’s tweets)

I had a great time chatting with Micha Boyett for this episode—her book Found was one of my favorites of 2014! We chat about her story as a mom learning from Benedictine monks, good books, slowing down as bloggers, and letting go of our expectations.

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Show notes:

Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer by Micha Boyett

Found by Micha Boyett

What’s making us happy:

Gilmore Girls on Netflix

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Scrubba

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