Hear (Lent #15)

“Hear, ye!  Hear, ye!” I’ve often been a bit intrigued by the idea of a town crier.  How did you get the job?  Was having a strong, loud voice it? Who decided what news was to be shared?  A king/queen?  Some town official?  Was it only decrees about “do this”, don’t do that”? What if […]

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The Art of Tuning Out

You can learn to shut out the world. I’m thinking of this and the way I’ve encouraged my children to practice this “skill”.  You want to read, but someone else wants to watch the television.  You want to work on homework, but someone else is talking on the phone.  You want to sleep, but someone […]

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