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My love language is food

My husband and I recently met some new friends. We immediately felt a warmth and connection, a desire to know them more. We’ve been doing this friendship thing for almost 23 years now, forming new bonds with other people, together as a couple. “Going there”—exposing ourselves, becoming vulnerable and known. We all want to be (read more…)

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I’ve got questions; you’ve got answers

In the past two weeks or so, I’ve learned that many of you have been reading this blog since its beginning in 2008, while some others of you have been reading for a few days because some friend or neighbor recently passed it along (thanks for that, by the way, friend-slash-neighbor). I’ve also learned that (read more…)

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Go play outside

Several years ago, my husband and I sat down to determine how to best prioritize our time and money. After identifying that we highly valued playing in God’s country, it was easy to spend money on a nice set of bikes for our family while choosing to drive 10 year old cars. This morning we (read more…)

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The great affair is to move: 9 truths about travel

We just passed exit 204 somewhere between Greensboro, North Carolina and Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s 10:39 p.m., and while the youngest one has managed to dutifully pass out in his carseat, the older two are up late watching a movie on the iPad. This marks the end of Day Seven on our family’s road trip, wandering (read more…)

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Relationships (and boundaries) first

Ts you start this week, set aside the temptation to live in the future. Be all wherever you are, fully present. I’ve mentioned before that I have a tendency to be so forward thinking that I miss out on the thing right in front of me—I spend too much energy planning for the next thing. (read more…)

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