Sacred Community

I never found it challenging to be alone—it was feeling alone that got to me.

Here’s a truth about introverts (like me). We’re not necessarily anti-social, we just need to be alone to recharge and refresh. Not so long ago I experienced something I never thought possible for my hermit-shaped heart.

I craved community.

Working remotely during the pandemic was a breath of fresh air for this loner, for the first few weeks. However, when gathering with colleagues, family, and friends fell away, the borders of my world closed in. When grief and prolonged illness moved in, I felt alone—as though forgotten. Continue reading Sacred Community

Summer’s Bucket List: 10 Ways to Plan Value-Filled Days

My summer memories include library books, sunbaked mudpies, badminton games, and sips from the water hose. Sunny, school-free days melt away as quickly as a popsicle in July, but treasured memories linger a lifetime.

Let’s create a bucket list of stress-free summer fun and then map out our days to create warm memories and valuable experiences for the children we love.
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