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Review: The Next Right Thing by Emily Freeman

As a person with low energy, limited time, and a wish to do more than I physically can, I am constantly evaluating and prioritizing tasks and opportunities, trying to determine what is the next thing I should be doing. It is a daily, even hourly set of decisions: do I work on homeschooling records or […]

Review: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

What is the single biggest factor shaping our lives today? Some suggest it’s our screens. Although that is a simplistic answer, it is certainly true for many people. And this, obviously, is not good. First of all, we Christians should be most influenced by the gospel, not screens. Secondly, if we are controlled by screens, […]

Tomatoes, Cabbages, and More

We are in full harvest mode. There are some cucumbers on a table in the verandah, along with the last of the fennel. Because our dear dog, who is terminally ill, now lives in the verandah, we cannot lay out the harvest on floor trays there as we usually do. Thus our living room is […]

Unplanned, The Movie

The other day I saw Unplanned. Actually, I didn’t see all of it—often my hand was over my eyes—but I certainly experienced it. This intense movie tells the story of Abby Johnson a naïve young woman who joined Planned Parenthood in order to help women in crisis. Abby was very dedicated to the organization because […]

Consider the Flowers of the Fields

As I was walking along, busy talking to God about a very difficult matter, feeling almost hopeless despite my prayers, I was interrupted by this.  Yes, a baby honeysuckle bush at the very edge of our lawn!  What a surprise! God can do that, you know. In fact, he can do anything.  I know that.  […]

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