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Review: Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

I’ve been puzzling how to meet my increasing commitments without losing balance and getting my priorities all mixed up.  In fact, this very week I had to make some major time-related decisions, and I just did not know how. Then God sent Crazy Busy my way. Subtitled A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big […]

Slowing Down

This has been a year of thinking fast, working fast, and reading fast…and even of feeling fast and praying fast.  Although the first three can be positive, the last two most certainly are not. Therefore, I’m slowing down this summer.  I’m not making a huge list of things for us to accomplish.  We’re having minimal […]

Review: Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray

It was a rainy day and I was so tired I fell asleep during Miss 11’s last logic lessons.  I could hardly think to help Miss 16 with her election report.  And yet, I could not sleep well.  There was too much to do to relax…but I could not do any of it because I was […]

Notes on The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages by Shaunti Feldhahn

A few weeks ago we celebrated our 25th anniversary.  Through health and sickness, riches and poverty, joy and heartbreak, God has been with us, and we have learned much about marriage. But even for us there are still helpful and encouraging ideas in Shaunti Feldhahn’s book The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages:  The Little […]

When There is Too Much to Do

We garden and we homeschool, and sometimes the combination seems to be a bit too much.  This year I told my husband that we were not going to have a garden because it was impossible to combine with our homeschooling.  He gently disagreed and pointed out that gardening was good for me and the children. […]

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