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How to Help Syrian Refugees


One of my first questions, as soon as I was made aware of the magnitude of the crisis, was how to help the Syrian refugees?! To my discredit, I remained largely in ignorance until the photo of Aylan Kurdi appeared.

Posted in Convictions, Faith, God's Love, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

How to Sort Legos


If you got here by google search, I may have lured you under false pretences because the full title of this post is actually, “How to sort legos (and lose your sanity in the process).” I have an indifference-hate relationship with

Posted in Family, The House, The Kids, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

That Time I Didn’t Buy the Farm

that time I didn't buy the farm

My son recently reminded us of that time he wanted to buy a farm (and I didn’t). I remembered blogging about it, and found it as a guest post on my friend’s site. I decided to repost it here so

Posted in Family, The Kids, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

The Trickle-Down Effect of Decluttering

decluttering your kitchen

Yesterday I spent hours decluttering my kitchen. I don’t have the before photos to show you because I didn’t go into it with “blog post” in mind, but rather with a determination – born out of desperation – to make some headway in the

Posted in Family, The House, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Is There Free Will in Heaven

Is there free will in heaven?

This week’s question comes from Rachel, who blogs at Simply Rachel, asking if there is free will in heaven. (Rachel’s blog is so extraordinarily lovely, you have to go check it out! You won’t be able to resist staying for

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

My Life Is A Rough Draft

my life is a rough draft

I couldn’t put my finger on why I felt this soul-sucking depression on our way back from Brittany. I thought maybe it was the fact that I needed some alone time after two weeks of collectivity, or maybe that I was

Posted in Family, The Lady, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

What the French Eat, Part 2

what french eat 24

This is Part Two of What the French Eat, based on the dishes our extended family prepares and eats while vacationing in Brittany. For Part One (and lots of additional information, click here). FRIDAY LUNCH – Picnic on the beach. Hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes.

Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Pictures from Brittany


Hey friends. We’ve been in Brittany for a week now, and will be staying for one more. Living in collectivity has its challenges, even for an extended family that gets along as well as ours does. I find myself wanting

Posted in Family, France, Photos, The Kids, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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