Category Archives: Rituals

Dishing on Everywhere God

About a month ago, I chatted with my new friend Matt Brough. He’s a pastor and writer in Winnipeg, Canada. I met him at the Festival of Faith and Writing Conference this past April. We shared a number of similarities, … Continue reading

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Keeping a Commonplace Book

The beauty of the commonplace book is that it makes the act of reading and writing inseparable. Reading inspires writing which inspires more reading. Occasionally I like to write about topics that connect my worlds–my life as an educator with … Continue reading

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Rituals: Snicky-Snack Sundays

Before moving to Stony Brook, another favorite mealtime ritual for our family was “Snicky-Snack Sundays.” I think Anna was the one to coin this term. Growing up in a home where my dad often preached or taught on Sundays, our … Continue reading

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Rituals: Homemade Pizza Night

In a few moments I will head to the kitchen to begin making pizza dough. I will pull out my large Tupperware bowl as well as the flour, the yeast, the salt, the sugar, and the olive oil. With little … Continue reading

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Michigan Traditions

Writing about my love of traditions, routines, and habits, is not a new topic for me.  I love exploring the ways traditions shape everyday life. We recently spent five days in Michigan with Brad’s family, and since then I have … Continue reading

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Life at Stony Brook–the end of our first year

Okay, I know I am overdue for a post (especially since I started a three-week creation series with a giveaway–see Enjoying and Observing Creation, Week 1), but please accept my apologies as I digress for this week and write about … Continue reading

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Making Memories

This week seems like my unofficial start of summer break.  Last week I still had teacher work days and meetings so even though I wasn’t teaching, it still felt like work.  However, the week ended on a fun note.  At … Continue reading

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