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Freeze!

Freeze!

I took this picture two weeks ago while on a walk with my dog, Rollie, where we often see rabbits running through the brush and the grass. When we happen upon them, they usually freeze, waiting to see if we notice them and trying to decide where the closest escape...
​Seven tips for Sabbath prep

​Seven tips for Sabbath prep

Every week before our Sabbath, Matthew and I experience an almost giddy joy getting ready. Stocking the refrigerator, clearing out the junk mail pile, folding the laundry, we feel our excitement growing. The house sparkles. Computers are put away. Candles are lit, and...
The seven-day work week: Why?

The seven-day work week: Why?

When my husband travels around the country, he often asks people to raise their hands if they are in favor of the Ten Commandments. The vote is unanimous: people–regardless of political affiliation, denomination, or geographic region–believe the world would be a...
​What are your 2017 Sabbath plans?

​What are your 2017 Sabbath plans?

A few years ago, a friend told me how she and her husband sit down in December and prepare a list of goals for the coming year. On the list, they include goals for spiritual growth, marriage, family, giving, finances, work, health, etc. Then they try to sit down once...