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A Lesson from Carrots

This blog now hosts nearly 700 posts. Periodically I recycle past posts that newer followers of the blog may not have read. The following post was originally published on August 24, 2014. Gardeners know that root vegetables thrive in cold … Continue reading

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Living in Advent – Part 3, Waiting for Joy

This season of the Church’s liturgical year is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The word “advent” is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, “coming.” ¬†We are waiting for … Continue reading

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Live off the Grid?

This week I wondered for the first time if it might be easier living “off the grid.” Wouldn’t it be more comfortable not knowing about Middle East intrigue, teeming refugee camps, and capsized boats full of desperate immigrants? Wouldn’t it … Continue reading

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