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For the Tomorrows of 2012

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How grateful I am to have a few days this week to decompress! I get to read, rest, reflect—three of my favorite R-word activities! It seems that 2011 was in short supply of all these, although some changes throughout the year just may be culminating into a fresh New Year….

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Reading Madness Hour 22 (4 a.m. CST)

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Still here. Still reading. Only slightly sleepy. Here’s what I’ve been up to since my last update. Currently Reading: Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay Finished Reading: Creative Prayer, Chris Tiegreen Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Neil Postman “Stories” chapter from Made to Stick:…

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Reading Madness Hour 10 (4 p.m. CST)

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Whew! What a start to this fall’s read-a-thon! Here’s what I’ve been doing so far: Read-a-Thon Stats Currently Reading: Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Neil Postman Finished Reading: Creative Prayer, Chris Tiegreen Total Pages Read: 128 Total Reading Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes…

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Reading Madness Hour 6 (Noon CST)

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It’s the end of the sixth hour of Dewey’s fall Read-a-Thon. I’ve just finished Creative Prayer by Chris Tiegreen. What a great read! Tiegreen proposes that our prayer lives, which should be the lifeline of deep and all-satisfying communion with God, are suffering from, well, boredom and formulas and stodginess….

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I’m Dreaming of a New Year

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It’s not yet Christmas, but I’m already thinking ahead to a new year. I always get reflective toward the end of December, and this year is no different. Dreaming goes hand-in-hand with reflection for me, so then I start to turn from the past 12 months to the next 12…

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