culture

Art that bolsters my soul

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 A Step of Faith a painting by Angel Ambrose One great blessing I have in life is to have dear friends to share the walk with. Not just acquaintances. I mean kindred spirits: people I can call at a moment’s notice and dump the depths of my heart in all…

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Longing for more faith-passion

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Over the past few weeks I have felt that familiar nudge inside, the one that is prompting me to an overhaul in how I am living life. I’ve mentioned this in previous posts in regard to self-indulgence and culture and goals. At the root of all these things, for me,…

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Setting my gaze on things that last

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As I wrote of yesterday, I was recently on a visiting trip to Wisconsin where I had two personally challenging encounters with the Amish. I continue to ponder the plain and simple motto that would describe the Amish life. One area I have romanticized in regard to the Amish life is…

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Musings from a visiting trip

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Last week my sister and I took a visiting trip. With her three little ones packed in the minivan, we set off for Wisconsin to visit with family. We stayed with an aunt and uncle in Mayville. We visited with a cousin in Waupon, grandparents in Beaver Dam, and an…

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Water

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Sometimes my heart gets a bit dry and crusty. Life tugs at me and I foolishly fix my eyes and mind upon the latest and greatest bauble I think I must have. Such distractions have lately become less distracting; I’ve been awoken from my sleepy state. (I’m still a bit…

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People COME to America

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When I hear people criticize our country’s healthcare, government, and leadership, I think it’s great that we live in a land where we can state our opinions without being killed or imprisoned. But I also think that we should step up and give and be agents of change instead of agents of complaining. Sometimes I think we are just a bit spoiled (myself the worst of any).

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One big self-soothing gala

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A coffee here. A book there. Small indulgences creep into our lives quietly. Each of us hears a different call. You may head out for the latest gadget. Or cookies perhaps. Or a new game, or a hat. Whatever small indulgence tugs at your ear and captures your gaze, it…

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Now we can rest!

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Our culture is anything but a culture of rest. We work hard and push ourselves to the limit with our work and our play. As motivation, we fix our eyes on one whole week each year when we might be able to take a break and go on vacation. It…

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