The Dutch Rush

They're Dutch and Life's a Rush

I know, that title.

Sheesh.

So years ago, when I first fell into the simplicity/minimalist rabbit hole, I found this amazing blog. It was around 2011. I was just beginning to feel the weight of my possessions, and life was throwing some serious warning signs at me that it was time to lighten my load. Continue reading

These thoughts were brewing last week, but it felt a little premature to be writing. As things continue to unfold and there is reason to be in deep concern for people around the world, these thoughts seem more acceptable.

It occurred to me that our unbelieving friends are watching. Continue reading

This has been a wonderful year of reading for me. I’ve come across some really great books, and I’m glad to share them with you here.

As you know, I read several books on a loop, my Bible, a marriage book that will remain nameless, Charlotte Mason’s volumes, and The Cloud of Witness. Those don’t fit into my list, because I’m always reading them.

Okay, here we go…

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Another year went by.

It was busy.

I read some books.

I thought about reading a lot more than I actually read. But still, it’s fun to look back at what I read. (I know, if you’re not a big reader, it’s just so nerdy. I get it.)

I see that while I am late for an “end of the year book recap”, I have beat last year by not waiting for April. So really, I am ahead of the game.  Continue reading

People often ask me “so, what have you been up to?” and while I know it’s just a basic awkward conversation starter, it does get me thinking:

“Good grief, what HAVE I been up to?”

My answer: “Well, that’s a little difficult to explain.” or “Oh, nothing, what about you?”

I mean, you don’t want to freak people out or anything.  Continue reading