December 2, 2020

New Paths Appear

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Six months ago, my husband and I moved to the Bruderhof’s Sannerz community in Hessen, Germany. Sannerz was established in 2002, in the very house where Eberhard and Emmy Arnold and a handful of others founded the first Bruderhof in 1920.

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June 13, 2019

Why Making Art Is Essential for Children

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It is said that a child who plays hard will grow up to work hard. There is definite truth in that. Coloring can be hard work, but remember, it is reckoned to be as important as puzzles in the preschool years. Focusing on pictures prepares children...

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May 7, 2019

Breaking Bread with Jesus – Today

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I studied the faces lining the long row of tables. Here was a cross-section of society: some old and shabby, some young and stylish, some tattooed and with ear studs, others with an educated, almost aristocratic air. Some were boisterous and...

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March 27, 2019

Why You Should Read Aloud to Children

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As a child, I was convinced my mother purposely thought up chores for me to do just when I was at the most exciting point in my book. It certainly got the job done fast. I’d do anything to get back to the “real” world of my story. Even now my...

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