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That moment when…

Some moments are awkward. Some are emotional. Some are comical. Some moments just are. This week’s seven quick takes is about my big moments this week. When you become an “older” woman On Saturday, we hosted our second annual ladies’ day with our congregation. We served brunch and worshiped...

Surprises and Presence

I’m a day late for Seven Quick Takes, but I think you will see that it’s been a full week. If you enjoy these seven quick takes from the week, consider seeing what some of my friends have been doing by clicking here! Last year, we bought a backyard...

Magic, Fire, and Snow

Fighting a sinus infection makes for a challenging week. When you are unable to breathe, sleep is not your friend. Prayerfully, I am nearing the end of this. Enjoy these Seven Quick Takes from our week. Starting Strong We started the week by hosting the youth devotional in our...

Surfing the Waves

After a seven month hiatus from writing, I’m back. This seven quick takes will highlight more than the previous week because so much has happened. Writing again is just the thing I need to be doing, even when it also seems like the hardest thing to do.  Getting through...

A new and different kind of Joy.

Our congregation planted a tree in honor of our elder. The children of the church helped pile the dirt over the roots. The grandchildren of our elder watered the soil and (with assistance) lowered the tree into the hole. This was an emotional few minutes. My sweet Madilynn (who...

(SQT) All You Really Need to Know: the Monopoly Edition

This week as part of our unschooling, we played Monopoly. Sadly, we do not have the paper money edition, but the new Electronic Monopoly (sad because I couldn’t make Dietrich count the money). However, Dietrich still had to read and add so some basic principles were part of our...

My Haven of (earthly) Rest

I am often cold, Peter would say “always.” However, I would argue that I did get too warm living without A/C in Germany and during the summer here in our apartment with its goofy air circulation. When I get cold, especially my feet, I feel as though I’ll never...

Always Keep it Simple

Occam’s Razor originally written in Latin is translated “entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily”. This has often been simplified to “the simplest solution is usually the correct one.” A later quote by Einstein enforces the original intent, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” When...

You want me to be aware of What?

December is Awareness of Awareness Months Month. Seriously? When I read this on our Tuesday Ten Facebook Page, I thought, “Surely you must be joking.” A quick google search verified this “new” awareness month and solidified my idea that the world really has gone crazy. I am all for...

SQT: This week’s insanity brought to you by…

Time change + weather change = an extra dose of insanity in the Caswell house. What about yours? Here are just a few ways the crazy reached new heights this week and a few things we are doing to ease the stress. Even though actual beginning age for Leadership...