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Our Kid-Friendly Messianic Seder (Whew!)

Well friends, I pulled it off. Our family of 6 just survived the Feast of Unleavened Bread (that’s seven days of no bread in a house that lives 50% off PB&Js, mind you) and had a killer Pesach celebration to boot. The kids had fun, we had fun, and we had *hardly any complaints about… Continue reading Our Kid-Friendly Messianic Seder (Whew!)

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Preparing for the Weekend

I mentioned this before, right? That in the last year our family has had a bit of a shift in terms of how we approach our faith? Well, if not, and without going all super-deep and emotional on you, the general gist of it is that we’ve taken our minimalist-lifestyle and stretched it over into… Continue reading Preparing for the Weekend

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The Case for Rest

Picture it: Saturday. That glorious American day set aside for yard work, housework, and catching up on that never-ending cycle that is laundry. The sun is shining, the kids are playing happily (that is, fighting like cats and dogs over a toy we literally have 7 of ), and I’m schlepping boxes up from the… Continue reading The Case for Rest

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Embracing Lent

I’m finding myself going longer and longer in between posts, and friends, I promise it isn’t because I’m losing interest or because the blog phase is passing from my affections. And it’s also not because I’ve been moving our brood cross-country and re-establishing our lives in an entirely new place. Instead, I’ve been spending some… Continue reading Embracing Lent

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Living with Less: Getting Started

Spring is here, it’s Easter weekend, and I don’t know about you guys, but I have been super-involved in spring-cleaning projects. There’s just something so beautiful about new beginnings in the springtime, and nothing says “starting fresh” to me like a clean, distraction-free house. I know I’m not the only one, because this is the… Continue reading Living with Less: Getting Started

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Re-evaluating

I got to check something off my bucket list today. I didn’t actually set out to do it. Truthfully, I’ve been working fiendishly toward completing several of the items I listed, largely because I am neurotic and manic and can’t stop working lists once I’ve started. But today’s item just kind of happened. Ironically, I’d been mentally… Continue reading Re-evaluating

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Pouring from an empty cup

Last week, in the midst of lots of moms in similar life-stages as me, I heard a theme. I’m also reading the fabulous parenting book, Bringing Up Bebe, which highlights the same theme. Of course, in my own life, I’ve been in adamant denial that this theme is a reality for me. That theme of course, is… Continue reading Pouring from an empty cup