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The Search for Meaningful Tradition (A Book Review and An Elf Alternative)

November 24, 2014 Reviews
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Each year, with more little eyes and more little ears and more little feet padding their way around our nest, I’ve been hungry to find traditions that would celebrate this most wonderful time of the year with reverence and sincerity. The commercialism seems to get bolder. The advertising seems to get better. And a few weeks […]

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Road Maps and Green Lights

November 20, 2014 The Good Word
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I sat up in the dark the other night. It wasn’t late, but everyone else had gone to bed. I was awake with questions. What’s it going to look like questions. And Where to from here questions. Trusting the unknown future to the known God is harder than it sounds. Now here’s the thing. I […]

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Day 31: The Part Where You Go Out and Swim It

October 31, 2014 31 Days
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Howdy, pardner! Welcome! This post is the last in a series called Swim Your Own Race, which I’ve worked my way through, writing each day in the month of October. If you’d like to start at the beginning (good choice) or find a link to each day in the series you can do so, at Day One. […]

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Day 30: How It Isn’t Going to Happen

October 30, 2014 31 Days
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Howdy, pardner! Welcome! This post is part of a series called Swim Your Own Race, which  I’m working my way through, writing each day in the month of October. If you’d like to start at the beginning (it is a very good place to start, after all) you can do so, right here. You can also […]

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Day 29: The Last Famous Last Words (It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over)

October 29, 2014 31 Days
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G’day mate! Welcome to you! This post is part of a series I’m working my way through in the month of October, called Swim Your Own Race. If you’d like to start at the beginning (it is a very good place to start, after all) you can do so, right here. You can also find a […]

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Day 28: More Famous Last Words

October 28, 2014 31 Days
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G’day mate! Welcome to you! This post is part of a series I’m working my way through in the month of October, called Swim Your Own Race. If you’d like to start at the beginning (it is a very good place to start, after all) you can do so, right here. You can also find a […]

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Day 27: Famous Last Words

October 27, 2014 31 Days
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G’day mate! Welcome to you! This post is part of a series I’m working my way through in the month of October, called Swim Your Own Race. If you’d like to start at the beginning (it is a very good place to start, after all) you can do so, right here. You can also find a […]

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Day 26: Perhaps Timing is Everything

October 26, 2014 31 Days
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Hi there! Welcome to you! This post is part of a series I’m working my way through in the month of October, called Swim Your Own Race. If you’d like to start at the beginning (it is a very good place to start, after all) you can do so, right here. You can also find a […]

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