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    The Minimalism Guide I Wished I Had

    July 12, 2020

    Minimalists were like the Amish. I was weirdly drawn to them even though I never wanted to share their lifestyle. But the more I read, studied and embraced minimalism myself, the more I realized that they were on to something. I dipped my toe in minimalism a few years ago and made the plunge in January. As much as I love to research, I wanted a quick guide that would help me get started right away. This is the minimalist…

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    10 Commandments of a Sunday School Teacher

    Henrietta Mears. One of my personal heroes. Her biography, Dream Big, showed me what God can do through a single leader. She led Sunday School at Hollywood Presbyterian Church. Hundreds of college students sat…

    June 25, 2020
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    My Minimalism Manifesto

    “Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” -Goethe I want peace. Minimalism helps me embrace the peace Jesus offers in this messy world. I want focus.…

    June 23, 2020
  • Think Well

    Of Violence and Volume

    Violence and volume is all that’s left when truth isn’t an option. I don’t follow the news enough to make educated statements. This is on purpose. I’m overwhelmed by the sin and sadness in…

    June 1, 2020
  • Think Well

    In Honor of Ravi

    I am one of many who owe the harmony between my faith and reason to Ravi Zacharias. I picked up Jesus Among other Gods in my junior year of high school. Couldn’t get past…

    May 20, 2020
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    Quieting Mess

    My brother-in-law teases me for being a minimalist. He sees the irony in how I’m constantly working at something that’s meant to simplify my life.  His teasing is fair. I’ve had to wonder myself,…

    May 11, 2020
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    Embracing My Physical Limits

    I said I wanted to relearn some of the lessons God’s taught me the last few months. The most practical of those lessons, I tell myself again and again: “You, as a Dena Davidson,…

    May 8, 2020
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    Understanding Desire

    I still don’t know what “satisfied” means. But I know what it doesn’t mean: having all your desires fulfilled. It doesn’t even mean being able to fulfill them. In fact, the more I learn…

    April 19, 2020
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    Satisfied with Leftovers

    “She ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over.” – Ruth 2 I, on the other hand, was dissatisfied. I felt anxious and tired but most of all numb. There were…

    April 3, 2020