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Finding balance in the busy holiday season

Everybody always wants to know how to find balance amidst all the craziness. Holiday parties. Gift exchanges. Shopping. Fighting crowds. Fighting to maintain those long-time traditions. Fighting with each other because it’s all just so darn stressful. The most wonderful time of the year? Maybe. If we can catch our breath in the middle of (read more…)

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Our 2014 (simple) holiday gift guide

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” -Donald E. Westlake Gift-giving doesn’t come naturally to me. Perhaps it’s because it’s not high (read more…)

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3 Ways to add Quiet to your Day

3 ways to add quiet to your day

Quiet. It’s my word of the year. I chose quiet because I am so horribly awful at it. A creative multi-tasking worrier at heart, sitting still with a quiet mind is difficult for me. But in the journey towards simplifying my life, I found quiet to be exactly what my heart and soul are craving. (read more…)

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Grace before

Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, remember to give thanks for the many blessings in your life.

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Favorite Advent resources

I love the Advent season. There’s something special about the anticipation of something, about enjoying the destination towards a grand event. Advent comes from the Latin word that means “arrival”—it’s the anticipation of a notable person, thing, or event. It always sneaks up on me, and it’s especially true this year—with American Thanksgiving later in (read more…)

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