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Dogwood Fever

This weekend is right in the middle of Palestine, Texas’ Dogwood Festival, scheduled around the lovely little trees’ top blooming window. When I actually lived in Palestine as a kid, I didn’t especially appreciate the city. I just lived there, … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not Kale

I’d heard of kale for years. Despite its forbidding appearance, it was supposed to be super nutritious. In fact, some people sort of act like it’s The Only Healthy Food In The World. But try it for myself? Naaaah, you … Continue reading

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Lifestyle or “Statement?”

Lately I’ve been seeing lots of kerfluffle about “minimalism.” Premise: we Americans tend to live with way too much stuff. Endlessly marketed to, we buy into the idea that we must have more, bigger, better… stuff. Yet the stuff we … Continue reading

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Soli Deo Gloria Retreat, Part 2

Last time, I told you about my old habit of trying to be whatever people expect me to be. And how this compulsion came back to smack me in the face during the 2013 Soli Deo Gloria retreat. But once … Continue reading

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Report: Soli Deo Gloria Retreat

Weeks ago, I promised to tell you about last November’s Soli Deo Gloria retreat. Then I got “Grandma Brain” and sort of fell off the digital map. During the delay, though, some of what I learned had a chance to … Continue reading

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