Regrets of a crunchy parent…

January 27, 2015

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I don’t usually give caveats before posts. I try not to because in a way it’s like when you say to someone, “Not to be nosy but…” or “don’t take this the wrong way but…” which only sets you up to appear nosy and have them take it the wrong way. The reason for this […]

8 things I wish I’d known about the Orthodox Church

January 26, 2015

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
I make lists. Some days just the act of sitting down and writing out the list feels like an accomplishment. I used to try to keep track of these things on my phone, in fact I have at least three apps plus the notepad and the calendar to keep my…

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All gift.

January 4, 2015

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2015 sort of snuck up on me when I was busy doing other things. I had intended to write a moving and inspirational blog post about the hopefulness of a new year, about the passing of time and the growing feet of my three boys, about my daughter’s applications to college, about the gray hairs […]

There’s still time!

December 22, 2014

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For the last few years we’ve spent our Christmas holidays in a house we have near Nashville, TN. After selling our place in Chicago at the height of the housing boom we bought this house in the middle of nowhere to escape the big city. We wanted a change of pace, a new view outside […]

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Nobody cares about your blog

December 13, 2014

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There have been days, quite a lot of them actually, when I really wanted to buy this tee shirt. And on some of those days, once purchased, I think I’d actually have worn the tee shirt in public. For a long time (in internet years) “blogging” has been the thing. Everyone’s doing it. But when […]

Day 24: Light

December 8, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
Light of Light, True God of True God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made I like the talk of “essence” though I’ll admit that it reminds me of the film, “The Dark Crystal.” I saw it as a kid and my…

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Day 18: Staff

December 2, 2014

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Originally posted on Nearly Orthodox:
For the last few months I’ve been working on a sort of daily Advent devotional for my DoxaSoma folks. I wrote one a few years ago and uploaded that, “The Daily Practice of Prayer” ran just for 30 days and was meant to help people integrate some mindfulness in their…

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