Faith

We Can’t Nourish Our Way Out of Brokenness

© 2010 ConstructionDealMkting, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio I haven't intentionally had a bite of gluten in 9 years. Gluten makes me sick. So I avoid it religiously. But in all of my searching for gluten free recipes and as I read up on where gluten likes to hide, I stumbled across a litany of other dangers: sugar, non-gluten grains, dairy, etc. I found myself staring at (often conflicting) information about raw milk,…
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Health

Good Job Mama

My daughter and I running down a sand dune The other night I took my daughter for a bike ride (she rode, I walked). Toward the end of the ride she wanted to go fast. So I started jogging alongside of her. Now this took her by surprise because I've spent most of her life saying running is not an option for me. After spending four months on bed rest…
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Health

A Little Goes a Long Way

Sometimes (okay, a lot of times) I get overwhelmed by well, a lot. But when I remember that a little goes a long way, I can take a deep breath and keep moving forward. Examples? Clear one surface Give one compliment Read one book to your kiddo Send one email Pick up 10 things Go to bed 15 minutes earlier Get up 15 minutes earlier Exercise for 10 minutes Say…
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Food

Hosting Guests with Food Allergies

Do you ever wonder how to host family and friends who have food allergies or intolerances? I'm excited to share some do's and don't's today over at My Home Tableau where my friend Johanna writes about intentional living and making your home a haven. "Whether it's a a milk allergy, gluten intolerance or a life threatening peanut allergy, extending hospitality when allergies are involved can be tricky. As someone with…
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Health

Happy Labor Day

I think a great way to celebrate Labor Day is to remind ourselves of the importance of ceasing to labor. Of creating a day of rest, developing a theology of busyness and getting enough sleep. Today we're enjoying a laid back day off of work (this will be the second Pinterest-less holiday in a row around here) and waiting for Dan's parents to arrive for the week. What do you have planned…
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Health

Get Some Sleep

Feeling overwhelmed? Take a nap. Getting sick a lot? Go to bed earlier. Dragging yourself through each and every day? Get some sleep. I don't want to be simplistic, but the reality is many of us do not get enough sleep. We wear exhaustion as a badge of honor. It would be counter-cultural not to be tired on a regular basis. Perhaps the question is this: Do we really think we're…
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