what I learned this winter

Things I Learned This Winter – 2020 It’s been a mild winter here in the Mid-Atlantic. Springtime is coming. The sun has begun to warm the soil. Just the other day, I noticed green spikes of crocuses and snowdrops poking through the wet, icy soil. Once again, I join writer Emily P. Freeman and other…

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soulful healthy eating

This post contains affiliate links. For my full disclosure policy visit here. Let’s Get A New Perspective on Healthy Eating If you want to change the way you eat, it will help to view food through a different lens. Soulful healthy eating is a lifestyle, a practice, not a trend or a fad. Developing a…

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goals and practices

I am a recovering self-care skeptic. My love-hate relationship with the concept spans two decades. In the twilight days of my mothering, I confused self-care with selfishness. I thought a much-needed respite was a trademark of weakness. Self-care cultivates a vibrant spiritual life, manages stress, prevents burn-out, fosters a lifestyle of healthy living, and helps…

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saying grace

{This post contains affiliate links} It’s lunchtime at the orphanage, and about 50 girls clamor to the windowless, concrete structure and take their seat. There is nothing more sobering than to watch a child in a developing country saying grace. I fixed my eyes on a frail, quiet girl who whispers a humble prayer of…

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eat, food, christian

  On a crisp early autumn evening, our family finished a few last minute dinner preparations just before our guests arrived. We wove strings of last year’s Christmas lights through the branches of the fuschia crepe myrtles that surround the brick patio. We adorned our weathered outdoor farm table with a simple bouquet of blossoms…

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