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January 17, 2019

Eldercare at the Bruderhof

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So how is it that Opa Elias is receiving round-the-clock, state-of-the-art care, the care that every old person deserves? I don’t know, but here’s a thought. Many decades ago, when he was young, energetic, and strong, he decided to heed the advice...

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December 21, 2018

Skipping Gifts: Why We Won't Do That Again

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My husband is a computer programmer so he tends to approach life with yes/no, if/then statements. If something isn’t broken, why fix it? In other words, could adding gifts and toys to the formula possibly make things happier or bring more peace to...

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November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Every Day

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Sharing this meal together also addresses our profound desire for community. Just as man was not made to live alone, neither, it follows, is it good to eat alone. Too many of us, when left to our own devices will passively grab some junk food. Alone...

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November 1, 2018

Community Is an Antidote to Addiction

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When I looked up and saw the hand-drawn poster made by a particularly artistic friend of mine, I realized what was going on. The sign was compelling passers-by to make creative lanterns for our upcoming lantern festival, better known as “The Lantern...

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