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3 things I miss about our bus (plus one thing I don’t)

A few years ago, I pitched a crazy idea to my husband – what if we moved our family of six into an RV? His response was an emphatic NO! Thankfully, he’s used to my crazy ideas and eventually agreed to give it a try. You see, up until that time, we’d been on a (read more…)

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Simple learning, simple blogging

As I write this, I am in the passenger seat of a van stuck in standstill traffic somewhere between Jinja and Kampala, Uganda. All’s well, it’s just the usual rigamarole of life here. But it’s fairly descriptive of what life has been like since we arrived in Africa a week ago: colorful, unpredictable, and limited (read more…)

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#78: Work, study, rest, play (or, Hemingway’s tweets)

I had a great time chatting with Micha Boyett for this episode—her book Found was one of my favorites of 2014! We chat about her story as a mom learning from Benedictine monks, good books, slowing down as bloggers, and letting go of our expectations. (If you’re reading this via email, head here to listen (read more…)

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Incredible difference-makers

I‘m a walkin’, talkin’, livin’, breathin’ cliché: I joined a fitness boot camp for the first time in my life, AND began the Whole 30, shortly after the new year was born. In my heart, neither of them have anything to do with resolutions or new years; I’d rather believe they’re a matter of coincidental (read more…)

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A little Japanese word makes all the difference

I mentioned earlier this month that I’d talk a bit about goals. It was actually intentional of me to wait until late January, after the New Years newness wore off a bit but was still fresh on our minds. Most of us fire out of the gate with gusto, all eager and bright-eyed with our (read more…)

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