What I Learned in 2022

Almost every year of my past decade has been marked by some great hurdle, challenge, hardship, or pivotal event: a new baby (or babies), a cross-country move, an infertility trial or miscarriage, ...

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What I Learned This Fall—About World Views, Discipling My Children, Community, and Unexpected Blessings {2022}

At the end of this past summer I shared a list of things I slid into learning that season: lessons learned almost by accident and without my knowing. My learning experience this ...

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What I Slid Into Learning This Summer {2022}

Back in my teaching days we often referred to the dreaded “Summer Slide.” It was a term used to describe the learning loss and general academic regression that took place in the ...

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A Few Things I Learned This Spring {2022}

Over the last few months, when friends would ask how I was doing, my go-to response was: “I’m not really sure. My plate has been too full to think about it.” And ...

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A Taste of What I Learned This Winter {December 2021-February 2022}

The beginning of March is just days away, and spring is chomping at the bit to make its appearance. It was a mild winter (here in Central Texas, and in my own ...

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What I Learned in 2021

Last Wednesday night at our weekly community group, our icebreaker conversation had us answering the question, “What word would you use to sum up your year in 2021?” My answer was instant ...

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Nine Things I Learned This Fall

Recently, on The Bible in a Year podcast, Father Mike Schmitz shared the story of a parishioner who was frustrated that he was bringing the same sins to confession week after week. ...

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What I Learned This Summer . . . On Faith, Life, and Being a Mom

I don’t think this summer played out quite like any of us expected. Just as “things” in our nation seemed to be settling down, they’ve begun to ramp back up again. From ...

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Seven Things I Learned This Spring

Luke and I recently came across this quote from Alice Walker that we both found especially pertinent to our current lives: “Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t ...

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What I Learned This Winter {2021}

Winter is not a season known for its abundance. It is our coldest and darkest season, notable for its barren trees and harsh weather—fertile ground for illness and depression, but rarely a ...

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