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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What I Learned in 2020

I’ve read that “it’s not the experience that brings transformation, it’s our reflection upon our experience,” and my thirty-six years on this earth have shown this to be true. The transformative power of ...

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Fifteen Things I Learned This Fall

In a year like no other, this fall was truly a season like no other. These past few months brought some wonderful moments for our family—among them a new job for Luke, ...

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Eleven(ish) Things I Learned This Summer

Due to some glitch in the time/space continuum (or maybe just because time no longer makes sense in the age of COVID), we’ve arrived at the last Friday of August . . ...

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Twenty Things I Learned This Spring

Well, when I signed off at end of my last What I Learned post, I certainly did not imagine that my next seasonal WIL reflections could alternatively be titled, “What I Learned ...

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Fifteen Things I Learned This Winter

I’m coming up on my seventh blogiversary in a few months, and while there have been many things to love about blogging, my favorite is the way that it has prompted me ...

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