awarren

The power of the written word

In our digital day and age, of iPhones and tablets, of Facebook and text messages – it’s become all too easy to forget how important the written word is. I lost my mom to cancer in the fall of last year, and not even twenty-four hours after she died did I begin a frantic search (read more…)

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mamaandbaby

New mamas need some help

My only sibling just had her first baby almost two months ago, which means that I am now officially an aunt (much to my utter joy and delight!). We live on opposite sides of the country, but last week I was able to go and visit her and her hubby, and meet my new nephew. (read more…)

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To know them is to love them

Have you ever had an unexpressed need or desire, maybe even one you didn’t realize you had until someone satisfied it for you? I’m convinced we all do. My sister recently gave me a present for no particular reason, something she had seen in a gift shop that instantly reminded her of me: a small (read more…)

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strawberries

Listening to the people around your table

Entertaining goes deeper than inviting guests and whipping up a simple meal. It means practicing community around the table, sharing stories, and finding out more about what makes our guests so interesting. People are hurting, our experiences make us real, and it’s our privilege to be their friend and listen. I served a platter of (read more…)

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simple summer fun

Working hard at keeping summer simple

“Just keep things really simple,” my husband keeps saying. It’s March, and we’re sitting on the couch after the kids are in bed, and I’m telling him how Spring Break has left me feeling wiped out. Our Spring Break is two weeks long, and I’m unloading a fortnight’s worth of frustration to my husband. The (read more…)

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