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What’s Saving My Life :: Winter 2016 Edition

I adore that Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy says this about the Saving My Life posts… The idea comes from Barbara Brown Taylor’s wonderful memoir Leaving Church. In it, Taylor tells the story of when she was invited to speak at a gathering, and her host assigned the topic: “Tell us what is saving your… Continue reading What’s Saving My Life :: Winter 2016 Edition

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3 Ways to Love Your January House

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always love–or am even grateful–for my little house. We’re cramped and it’s rare we host a large gathering (though it does happen!). We’ve got a For Sale By Owner sign in the yard right now and a list started because this time we’re really going to do… Continue reading 3 Ways to Love Your January House

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Personality Tests, Surrender, and Dear Mr. Knightley

Why, yes that is a new header and logo. Thank you to my sweet friend Merideth who blesses me with her talent. Lately, I’ve been learning a few things about myself. Back in the spring the Splickety staff used the test at 16Personalities to discuss how different–and alike–we all are. I’ve realized for awhile now (pretty… Continue reading Personality Tests, Surrender, and Dear Mr. Knightley

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How Do You Measure a Year?

I’d forgotten all about these lyrics until my jazzercise instructor used the song in class the other day– Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets In midnights, in cups of coffee… Continue reading How Do You Measure a Year?