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Spiritual Disciplines, Termite Babies, Tropical Storms, Spelling Bees, and Busy-ness

Amy’s Adventures, 8/23/17 Edition   What’s working:  My husband and I were talking about how in religious life (meaning a monk or nun living in community) your whole life is arranged so that there is a focus on the spiritual life.  Even if you don’t feel like doing some spiritual practice one day, since your […]... Read More
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Creativity, Beading, Blessings, Racism, and Resale Shops

Amy’s Adventures, 8/17/2017 Edition   What I am reading:  Right now I am rereading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.  It is a really good book which encourages you to live a creative life despite any frustrations and risks that come along with it.  She mentioned how her parents weren’t artists but were creative people.  They did what they […]... Read More
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Ways to Hear From God

Yesterday was another day of marital bliss–the usual habits, miscommunications, standard unhelpful reactions, etc.., snowballing to a loud, unfortunate, and unhappy Saturday at home, stuck eating your Jiffy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with, and cleaning up after the last person in the world you want to spend time with at the moment. After many […]... Read More
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Choosing to be a Saint in Full

This country is predominantly Christian, but one glaring problem is that most of us are lukewarm, so we are ineffective, like salt that has lost its flavor, fit for nothing but to be trampled under foot. The Lord tells a church in Revelation 3:15-17: “I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I […]... Read More