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September 22, 2020

Devotions with Dickens

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Long before I knew about hair shirts and peas in pilgrims’ shoes, I developed my own plea to God. As a child I performed the potent “pillow” prayer.

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March 30, 2020

Family Read Aloud Books

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We may be isolated as we shelter in place, but we should never feel lonely. Invite any of these families into your home for companionship. To avoid overcrowding, read their stories aloud, one at time. No family or pets with you? Read aloud anyway –...

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February 21, 2020

The Supreme Adventure of Communal Living

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In my twenty-five years as a committed member of the Bruderhof, I have yet to meet anyone who did not react positively to my vocation. People who meet me on the street (my distinctive dress often prompts inquiry) are intrigued that I am a member of...

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November 29, 2018

Stories Will Save Our Souls, Part 9: Stories Are The Corrective Lenses of Life

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The stories you read aloud, the stories they read to themselves, these are the corrective lenses every parent owes their children. And sometimes it takes grandparents, friends, and teachers to step in and help. By definition, legal blindness is only...

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