Solitude and Silence and Facebook

I recently asked my team (a.k.a. my family) to help hold me accountable to being off my phone more.  My 7 year old  (who is basically ready to run the world) did not disappoint and took this task very seriously and drew 7 identical signs to post around the house (that all have an owl mascot on …

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The Host

Have you ever filled out one of those Spiritual Gifts Assessments? I remember in the past answering the questions a bit dishonestly ignorantly, not only because I didn't really have a lot of experience to go on, but also because I had in mind what I assumed were expected or acceptable gifts for a young …

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Lean In Chapter 10: Let’s Start Talking About It

I LOVE that God made me a woman and could certainly spend a lot of time expounding on the positive experiences I've had of being made in His image as a female.    However, when I think of the lives of women world-wide and throughout history, unfortunately the word that comes most strongly to my …

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Dear Santa, I’m just not that into you

I don't think it phases my children AT ALL when I tenderly tell them Santa Claus isn't real.  I can't imagine why they ignore me on this (sarcasm font in case you're missing it).  Hmmm...perhaps it is because he is actually at the mall, sitting on an actual over sized green velvet armchair welcoming small …

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