Wow: An End-of-the-Year Sigh.

The last month and a half has been difficult. It's not the kind of difficult that needs fixing, it's just one of those periods of rough transition that inevitably comes and must be weathered in order to emerge with the tools you need for the next season. I call this a 'desert time,' referring to … Continue reading Wow: An End-of-the-Year Sigh.

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Post-Hospital Top 20 Playlist- Christian

Here is the exciting conclusion of the playlist posts.  Last week's blog highlighted the mostly not-specifically-Christian music that meshes well with our numerous inpatient hospital stay adventures.  Only two "Christian" songs made that list, and I outline several reasons for that in the earlier post On the Insufficiency of Christian Music.  However, there are some gems to … Continue reading Post-Hospital Top 20 Playlist- Christian

Decluttering Series Intro

We are in a decluttering frenzy here at the safari house. We aren't aspiring to minimalism, or any specific movement.  We just realized that in some areas, our habits and our "stuff" had begun to detract from what is important to us. (More on values clarification below!)  The clutter falls into several broad categories, so between now … Continue reading Decluttering Series Intro