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31 Days to Slow Down & Savour: Day 7 – Get Up Early

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I like me a little peace and quiet – not so conducive to life with young children.

I’m learning that if I am going to have a good day, I need to get up before the kids. There are a couple of reasons for this.

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To My Parents on Their 30th Anniversary

I sat on your porch last weekend, nursing Ezra, and watched James help you do yard work, while Haydon played alongside, and it did my heart good.

A beautiful thing, 30 years of marriage, and all that comes with it.

The traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is pearls. Seems fitting for a major marriage milestone, the gem made from adapting to an irritant. Just like

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first time (as far as I remember)

both boys, asleep, by 8:30

and husband working.

Holy silence,

thank God!


I sit

with books, bible, journal, pen


this nourishment

as necessary for my survival

as bread and sleep.


A startling wail.

I bound upstairs,

ask “what’s wrong?”

“I need some water.”


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this morning

I hang little-person clothes on the line

while he plays

and it’s sunny, and a bit cool, that perfect spring morning feeling

and I think “ah, to sit with Bible, pen, and coffee…”

and then the thought

“why not?”


returning with blanket, books, coffee,

I set up on the grass

and discover

that me-time


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Trailblazer Bread

A guest post today from the one and only St. James.  If we could live on bread alone – I’d pick this recipe for sure!!!


 Rachel and I met back in 2002 at a summer camp up near Huntsville. This camp is known for many things: great summer memories, sharing the gospel, teaching kids everything from archery to kayaking, model rocketry to dance. Something

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