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A Surprising Lesson from Stinging Nettles

Recently my husband came in asking, “Do you want some nettles?” After all, we do eat them once in a while, especially in chicken soup, because they are so healthy. So he showed me the enormous patch he was about to pull up, I showed him the difference between wild raspberry and nettles, and a […]

Review: Do It Scared by Ruth Soukup

Over the years Ruth Soukup has taught me much about topics ranging from blogging to dejunking to productivity. She’s an inspiring, enthusiastic person with a difficult past who writes to the average woman from the heart, who shares her own struggles, and who often points to Jesus. Besides that, she’s fun, authentic, and Dutch. In […]

Fighting Quack Grass—and Sin

Every spring I come face to face with weeds in our garden. There are the little ones, easy to uproot and get rid of. And then there’s quack grass. In the early spring it looks beautifully lush, soft, and green. It is possible to pull isolated clumps out, the ones that started from last year’s […]

The Light that does not Change

One morning the whole world shone silver—the snow, the sky, the ice on the trees, and even the light itself. It was dramatic and I rushed outside to take pictures before the unique light faded. A bit later, I turned around and saw this tree, sunshine glinting off the icy trunks. Light seems to change […]

Review: Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture

If you had to defeat an enemy nation, one of the most effective ways would be to make friends with enough of their citizens that they would welcome you with open arms. Of course, few nations in history have ever allowed this to happen; it seems too unreal to even consider. But guess what? It […]

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