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Beach Retreat 2019 Reads

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For years now two dear friends and I have taken a trip we call Beach Retreat. It’s a week at the beach where we, oddly enough, retreat. We rest and decompress. We chat and laugh. We read and journal. We stare at the ocean and talk to God. And yes—it’s…

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Beach Retreat 2013 Reading Stack

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Oh book stack, how do I love thee! Beach Retreat allows the time and space to read to my heart’s content. Such a treat! And because I want to read All The Books, I always pack way more than is reasonable for a seven-day stretch. I always hold out hope…

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Reading Should Be an Olympic Sport

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If reading were an Olympic sport, I would be all in. This is the sort of competition I could commit to and sacrifice for. I’m not sure how such events would be scored—perhaps the numbers of pages read per minute? or the reading comprehension rate? hmm . . . or…

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Curiosity Journal for June 7, 2011

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Summertime floods me with echoes of my childhood when the days were long, almost endless, and I had time to daydream and read and play and be. It just feels necessary, even as an adult, to shake up my schedule in the summer—sort of like letting the tasks and responsibilities…

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Beach Retreat Reading Synopsis

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My time at Beach Retreat 2011 is winding down. [sigh] A week of rest, reading, and fellowship has filled my heart full. The Scripture I’ve pondered, the books I’ve read, the conversations I’ve had—all these will likely toss about in me for weeks to come so that the end result…

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