How’s Your Home Life?

How’s Your Home Life?

Do you like learning new words? Let me throw one out you may not hear too often—Domesticity. A general definition of domesticity is “a devotion to home life.” Perhaps “domesticity” sounds to you like a dreary home economics term from the ‘50s. Sorry, that perspective is entirely too narrow. Domesticity includes activities like:

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My Home-Sweet-Home is Out of Control!

My Home-Sweet-Home is Out of Control!

It started in the fall of 2011 (Yes, I know that was almost six years ago!) when I was overwhelmed by writing Fierce Women. I started letting things go . . . small stuff at first. I left stacks of books (that I was using for quotes or as reference material) lined along my study wall, thinking I might need to refer to them again, but I failed to put them all away. It seemed like a small thing at the time, “I’m the only one who spends any time in my study, and I’ll get to that project later” is how I justified the mess.

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Capturing Dreams in a Blog Post

Capturing Dreams in a Blog Post

How do you summarize a dream trip? I can’t possibly compress all of the sweet moments, the laughter, the incredible views, and the deep fellowship from our #europeaninvasion22fifty trip. I’ve scanned the pics so many times, hoping to come up with a few that will paint a picture for you, but it’s so hard to choose!

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Dreaming of the Louvre

Dreaming of the Louvre

“When you grow up, we’ll visit the Louvre in Paris and see the most beautiful paintings in the world!” Growing up, I heard my mom’s dream many times, she talked of taking me to Europe since I was a little girl, but something always seemed to push those dreams to the back burner. My dad was the adventurer in the family, taking us on cross-country trips to see the Grand Canyon, Mount St. Helens (before and after its eruption), Niagara Falls, and sights along historic Route 66. He loved the west and all things historical about our country. And even though my mom enjoyed these family vacations, she always longed to see Europe.

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Sending Love to Those Who Are Alone Today

Sending Love to Those Who Are Alone Today

If you’re reading this post on Thursday, November 24, 2016, I’m wondering whether you’re all alone. Today is an important holiday in the U.S. A pretty important one, in fact—it’s my favorite holiday. And most will be too busy to jump online and read a blog . . . unless you’re spending the holiday solo. If that’s you—welcome, friend. I’m praying for you.

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