How do you put Jesus at the center of Christmas? Share your ideas below! My mom surprised us at Thanksgiving this year by asking how everyone would feel about radically redesigning our Christmas gift giving. What if, she suggested first, we only give gifts to kids? That’s actually a direction we’d already taken gifts on … [Read more]
Oh, my! So I posted this blog post about how to build community a couple weeks ago and promised if there were ten or more responses I would send a book to the “best” one. Not only did you guys post at least ten responses, these are beautiful, thoughtful, heartfelt and helpful responses! If you … [Read more]
May you never know hunger— may you love with a full heart. May the Light burn in your eyes. May the fires be your friend and the sea rock you gently, May the moon light your way till the wind sets you free. -Shriekback, Cradle Song Enjoy and share! Every Monday there’s a new quote. … [Read more]
Don’t overexpose success. Don’t imitate the chicken, imitate the duck. Ducks quietly lay big eggs. Chickens make a lot of noise and lay little ones. -Don Jose Elias Sanchez Enjoy and share! Every Monday there’s a new quote. Here’s the story of why.
Just for kicks, if I get at least ten responses to this blog post, I’ll send a free book to the best response! A couple of strangers sit down across from each other at a restaurant in France forty years ago…. or perhaps today. Each person will receive a small bottle of wine, possibly of … [Read more]
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results form your action. But if you do nothing, … [Read more]
For something purely fun today… If you thought Jim Gaffigan loves bacon (and you need to watch this video for a good laugh if you haven’t yet)… now check this out: Pig love includes raising pigs to be a member of the family, sleeping next to them, talking to them, stroking and fondling them, calling … [Read more]
The man who has never traveled thinks his mother makes the best soup in the world. –African proverb Enjoy and share! Every Monday there’s a new quote. Here’s the story of why.
My friend Sarah, an economics prof, wrote a beautiful, thoughtful response to a post I shared recently asking what people thought of Occupy Wall Street (or Madison, or wherever). Her comment was worth copying below, or you can read it with the original blog here. Full disclosure: I am an economist. And (surprise!) I think … [Read more]
Here comes the latest article my husband and I wrote in Relevant Magazine. This one’s sort of mini-condensed version of the book we just wrote! We turned in the manuscript yesterday morning. The book will be called This Ordinary Adventure: Settling down without settling. You have to wait until December 2012 to buy it, but … [Read more]