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Why you need play as a spiritual practice

By |2018-03-02T16:32:39-06:00June 23rd, 2015|

"Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly." (Jesus, in Matthew 11:30) Sunday, I sat on [...]

Five simple strategies for slowing down

By |2018-03-02T16:35:23-06:00March 18th, 2015|

We live hurried lives. We feel, as today's reading in Deeply Loved describes, restless and unsettled. Imagine someone telling you: "You are like a jar of river water all shaken up. What you need is [...]

The Repercussions of Neglect

By |2018-03-02T16:41:16-06:00May 11th, 2013|

The timing of a recent trip was perfect, and imperfect. I left feeling weary, overwhelmed by nasty weather and too much work, my Midwestern world persistently clinging to winter. Everything was brown and soggy, buds [...]

What new thing is God doing?

By |2018-03-02T16:42:06-06:00January 29th, 2013|

The new year ushers in a desire for change, for a revamping--of habits, decor, ideas. So it's fitting, right? A new look for the blog: I'd love to hear what you think. And a new [...]

A Room of One’s Own by Keri Wyatt Kent

By |2013-01-27T18:28:30-06:00January 27th, 2013|

In the 1920s, many American universities and libraries were closed to women. It was assumed they had no need of higher education or creative pursuits. Their role was simply to support men in their endeavors. [...]

Slow Down Your Summer by Keri Wyatt Kent

By |2013-01-27T18:25:02-06:00January 27th, 2013|

It’s summer. Here in Chicago, our daytime high temps shot from the 50s and 60s to the 80s within a few days—which is typical. By the time you read this my daughter will have graduated [...]

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