Summer Walks

Near Leiper’s Fork, Tenn., June 2013
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Cleaning the Coop!

My neighbors are putting in a new pool this summer. There are dump trucks and piles of sand in their front yard. Plus, there’s a huge hole in their backyard. It’s kind of a mess. But pretty soon they’ll have a sparkling new pool and hopefully, they’ll...
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Frizzle Freebies!

I missed our Frizzle Chicks anniversary. Seriously, I completely forgot. It didn’t even cross my mind until this morning. I was walking down the trail thinking about what to write today, when it hit me – you and I have an anniversary to celebrate. We’ve been together...
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Summer Camp Memories

Remember when summer camp meant driving to an entirely different state, sleeping in rustic cabins with screen windows, and doing all sorts of stuff you were never got to do at home, like eat insane amounts of candy and shoot real arrows? I do. So, yesterday when I dropped off...
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Books to Journey By

At first glance, the two books I’m reading appear to be at cross purposes – the hip business book Start and the meditative devotional A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – but I’m finding them to be a perfect and timely pairing. Start by Jon Acuff challenges...
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Washing Away

  When I go to the springs, I’m usually washing away something. Disappointment. Frustration. Failure. Stress. When those nagging voices get too loud, I drown them in the cool, clear water. It always works. Of course, jumping into spring water isn’t the only way I...
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Road Trips with My Kids

I love taking road trips with my kids. Over the years, I’ve done lots of stuff to make car rides easier and more enjoyable. Recently, we had a lot of fun with these ideas. I hope you will, too! 1. Clipboard Games – I downloaded car games, printed them out, and gave each kid...
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