Sara Groves

Passing It On and Paying It Forward

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A theme has been echoing about me in the past month or so. All the repetition has my attention! The message is this: We are a sum total of our past generations—both for good and for ill. It all started with a book club selection, Havah by Tosca Lee. It’s…

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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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How Bookworms Party

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Next weekend I plan to participate in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon (or what I lovingly refer to as the Reading Madness) from 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 7:00 a.m. Sunday. There are 293 bookworms registered so far who will be reading from across the nation. This isn’t my first Reading Madness rodeo—oh…

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Cherish the Commonplace Holy Moments

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Regular life is the backdrop of most of our days. Here we have laughter and disappointment, cooking and cleaning, working and tasking. All common, usual, ordinary. These routine and ordinary moments create a mortar that holds our lives together. Here we get a sense of stability as we do everyday…

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The Spirit of McGuyver Made Me Do It

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Way too often I misunderstand what other people are saying. I would wonder if my hearing was failing, but I’ve always been this way. Although I have no evidence to support it, I think it’s my creative brain’s way of filling in portions of conversations that I missed. (Wishful thinking,…

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