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4th of July

Over the years our celebrations have varied, but our gratitude for the freedoms we celebrate have deepened each 4th of July. As we round the corner of another year, I’ve already started thinking about what we can do this year to celebrate....

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A Scheduled Summer

I try hard to balance training children into young adults and allowing them to enjoy their childhood. Kids today grow up too fast, and if there's one thing I’m learning to appreciate in this season of life, it’s the cuddling up in a hammock and talking of nothing much....

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Virtues of Gardening

It has amazed me how receptive our children have been to the work and the enjoyment that gardening has brought. Maybe it’s the fresh air and the tranquility of all things in order. Perhaps it’s that kids, in a world full of consumerism and video games, simply enjoy the basics...

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Guest Ready

By working margin into your life, recognizing that fellowship is more important than being the perfect hostess, and making sure that there’s always a “company” stash in the pantry or freezer, being guest ready will become an automatic and natural part of life!...

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