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Why my Christmas tree is still up

The Christmas tree is still up at my house. I can find a million reasons not to take it down each year. This year, my justification is this: I put it up later than usual, so it should stay up longer. On this bitterly cold January night, I’m the only one still awake. Snow is […]

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10 Things I Learned From My Dad

When my father passed away four years ago, a lot was said about the legacy he left. Most of it revolved around the hundreds of lives he impacted spiritually through the years. Yet, the lives he most affected were those of his children, though not strictly in spiritual matters. Even though there were many times […]

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Media Free Mondays – Day 2

It was unanimous.  When I asked my family if they thought the second night of fasting from electronics would be easier than the first, it was a resounding “No.” Yesterday morning, Emma asked, “Are we having ‘Amish night’ again tonight?”  I laughed at her nickname for our little experiment and replied that we were indeed […]

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Media Free Mondays – We Survived Day 1!

When we decided to try Media Free Mondays, I didn’t have any “pie in the sky” expectations that we would be transformed into some cheesy TV family who always gets along.  I did, however, have some ideas of how things might play out.  I pictured myself doing a lot of reading and enjoying the lack […]

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Media Free Mondays – Day 1

As many of you know, I write a column for a regional parenting magazine, Coulee Parenting Connection.  Last week my editor and I were discussing possible topics for future articles, and I wound up volunteering my family for an experiment which should provide great material for my next editorial. I had just finished reading a […]

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