The Art of Simple Podast #75 with Tsh Oxenreider and guest Michelle DeRusha

#75: My favorite woman yet

Who do we “need” to know from history? Michelle DeRusha offers 50 great women in her latest book, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know (hint: it’s not just for Christians, nor just for women!). She and Tsh talk about several of her favorite women in history, and why we all benefit from remembering and honoring (read more…)

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Giving each other the space to be authentic

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like there’s been a recent shift in the way that many of us talk to each other. “Oooh, your kids are all in school full-time now – aren’t you so excited?” Or this one: “Oh, you moved into a new house – aren’t you so happy?” We think (read more…)

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Why I chose the tiny house lifestyle (giveaway!)

It was about three weeks and 800 miles into the bicycle tour when I realized that I wanted to build a tiny house. My cousin Dan and I had arrived in the sleepy beach town of Yachats, Oregon, on his birthday without much by way of a plan. We ended up chatting with Steven at (read more…)

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Weekend links

What kids around the world eat for breakfast :: NY Times How to keep a great series from ruining your life :: Modern Mrs. Darcy How to stay: a sense of place for the tent-loving nomad :: Christa Wells Guardians of the gallery :: The Distance 20 stores that refuse to open on Thanksgiving :: (read more…)

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How I learned to do it all as a work-at-home mom

How do you do it all? I want to be a fly on the wall in your home!” asked a friend on Facebook, when she heard about my latest venture. My short answer: I don’t. Yes, my friends, sorry to disappoint, but I just don’t do it all. As someone who manages her home, raises (read more…)

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