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Finding spiritual whitespace

Don’t know if you’ve noticed around the Internet lately, but bloggers are clamoring for a bit of quiet. Everywhere I turn, I read that another blogging friend is taking a break from the loud cacophony of the competing voices on social media, vying for two seconds of our attention. I love this. I take a (read more…)

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A slower summer benediction

As you start this week, may you enjoy the slowing dawn of a simpler, unhurried summer. (Even if it’s not quite summer in your neck of the woods.) Our summer season started rather unofficially this past weekend, and I’m already savoring a different rhythm to my liturgy—lingering mornings, unconventional sorts of work projects, a deceleration (read more…)

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Weekend links

Kids react to old computers exactly like you think they would :: The Fine Brothers No excuses: minimalism with kids :: Zen Habits Organised (enough) :: Slow Your Home How to support handmade without spending money :: Making This Home I have a kid hangover (but I manage to write anyway) :: Ellen Painter Dollar (read more…)

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A bucket list for our children

Everyone says this time goes by so fast. As I rock my baby to sleep, I see other bloggers sending their children off to college. I know it won’t be long until I’m doing the same. My son’s eyelids fall, and I dream of the life I think we all hope we can give our (read more…)

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7 tips to help you read more (& love it)

It’s 3:00 p.m. The kids are quiet(-ish), exiled to their rooms for daily rest time. I have a million things to do. And yet on a good day—when I ignore my email, get off Twitter, and hide my to-do list—you’ll find me pinned to the sofa (or even better, out on the patio) with a (read more…)

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