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“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” – JRR Tolkien

 

Samhain + Celtic Christianity

A few years ago, I discovered Thomas Cahill’s book How the Irish Saved Civilization and was utterly fascinated. A longtime Anglophile, the Celtic traditions of Ireland and Scotland weigh heavy in my heart and my imagination. I was able to travel to Scotland...

The Importance of Rhythms + Routines

My personality type - INFJ, Eneagram 4 - is apparently the type that both needs routine the most and finds it the hardest to establish them. And although that is, I'm sure, somewhat due to my personality itself, I can't help but think that it's in part due to the...

Quick Yoga Videos for Busy, Christian Educators

I love yoga. As a Christian, I've historically had a difficult relationship with whether or not the practice is actually "okay" for a Christian. Is it evil? Demonic? The catalyst for me was discovering some form of Christian yoga - I don't remember what it was. I just...

Fall Reads 2019

Fall is so close! I can feel it coming in the air and see it trying to hold on in the morning sky. With a new season comes a new selection of books. Read on to see what I'll be reading alongside my cups of tea this fall. The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman Emily...

Bewitched by Temptation | The Wind in the Willows

The Water Rat has, throughout the entirety of The Wind in the Willows, has proven himself to be quite the adventurer: but only within set parameters. His curiosity only drives him so far and he would much rather abide by the boundaries of his world. A mere handful...

Nationalism + Christianity

This is a topic that has been on my mind and heart for quite some time. It is by no means something that I have rectified or come to any sincere conclusions concerning; rather, I sense it will be an ongoing struggle as we move ever forward into new ages of this world....

Protecting Simplicity

When Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin first meet Strider at The Inn of the Prancing Pony, they are alarmed by his appearance and his reputation. Dirty and unkempt, folk advise them to steer clear of these mysterious wanderers.