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Finding Peace

I read a short essay by Camilla Packer titled "Homemaking is Peace." While reading it, I felt like I was wrapping myself in a soft, soothing blanket. During a time of such world turmoil, it was exactly what I needed. She wrote: To me, homemaking is all about peace. Every fresh towel, every pair of… Continue reading Finding Peace

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Marriage Retreat Wisdom

To celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary, Doug and I attended a marriage retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Since it's almost February, the month of love, I'm going to do you all the favor of sharing some of what we learned. Matt Townsend, a popular relationship, and life coach from Utah was the instructor, and he… Continue reading Marriage Retreat Wisdom

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Stuck in a Tree

For years, I've searched for a tiny newspaper article about an overconfident little girl who accepted a dare to scamper up a tree to see who could climb the highest. That little girl was me in sixth grade, and while I climbed the highest, I got stuck in a fork in the tree and couldn’t… Continue reading Stuck in a Tree