October-REST and Farm Fresh

I love road trips. Almost all of our traveling these days starts with an airplane ride and all the preliminary hassle and hustle that goes along with it. But road trips are a peek back into the past for me. Family vacations always started in the car. Airplane travel was for the wealthy. But we …

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Wander, Linger, Savor

This blog is dedicated to the idea of slow living specifically as it relates to travel in all forms. When I moved to the island of Crete, it didn’t take me long to appreciate the art of slowing down. And after five years of living in the Mediterranean, I fully embraced the practices of wandering, …

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Broken World – Brave Love

OPERATION Love Your Neighbor   Taking the offensive against hate one neighborhood at a time   Syrian refugees flee Isis atrocities Clashes with police leave Minneapolis man dead Dallas sniper kills multiple officers Isis terrorists attack in Paris Attack on America! 9-11 The news is full of these headlines. Everyday we seem to wake up …

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Not Everything is Dessert – a Matter of Perspective

Seeing the beauty among the storm clouds or... "Life isn't what happens to you, it's what you do with what happens to you." I remember baking my first cake.  It was my mom's birthday and I was 10 years old.  I was raised in an era when Mom did all the cooking and Dad and …

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Saying Yes to Rest

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on …

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Under the Colorado Sky

When we said our goodbyes to Crete, Greece and I retired my 5 year blog entitled “Cretan Chronicles” (www.cretanchronicles.wordpress.com), many of my friends there asked if I would consider starting a new blog – perhaps calling it Colorado Chronicles. Although there is a great deal to blog about in my home state, my sights are …

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From Crete to Colorado

“The only place we have to see before we die is the place of seeing God.  And His presence is everywhere for those who slow to see.” Ann Voskamp   Welcome to my new blog!  After I retired my five year blog, Cretan Chronicles (www.cretanchronicles.wordpress.com), it wasn’t much later that I began to get the …

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