Essays on Living a Just-Right (for you) Life

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There is a sacramental nature in all good things because that’s how earthly life works. Thanks to our divine Maker, we’re given the gift of witnessing beauty, goodness, and truth everywhere we look, if only we choose to put on those glasses.

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It’s time for our annual 20 Questions! I re-release it here at the end of every year, and I love hearing how you all use it. After tweaking and adjusting this list for several years, I’ve finally settled on a good master list of solid questions to help you reflect on the previous twelve months.

Do continue to say thank you all the time. Do keep being a regular person. Do prioritize your family and local community more than internet hustle. Do quit things when the time is right, change them when they’re calling out to be changed, and start new things even if they may not pan out. You won’t know unless you try, and you’ll always learn something even if it fails.

I understand why winter inspires rumination on sobering themes like grief and mortality. For years, the onset of winter stirred up a sense of dread in me. That is, until a deeper understanding of the natural world made me reconsider. In nature, winter is not only a time of decay and loss. It’s a time of sleep and restoration. Our world wouldn’t be the same without it.

There ARE ethical brands represented on Amazon, where you can also take advantage of Prime’s quick shipping. If you’ve still got gifts to buy and you’re feeling flustered, take heart.

What a gift this space has been—and it’s a gift that was given to us by Tsh Oxenreider. I know I speak for multitudes when I express my profound thanksgiving for her vision and labor. I had to dedicate my last post on this site to sharing a few things I love about Tsh.

There’s plenty that children can do indoors on their own without touching a remote.

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