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    In the Still, Small Spaces

    “What are you doing in here?”  It was early and cold. I’d been up for hours with Rylee and Cheyne. I took advantage of everyone eating breakfast and stole away to check on our…

    September 10, 2020
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    The Minimalism Guide I Wished I Had

    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…

    July 12, 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
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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
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    My Word for the Year

    Every year I pick a word. Year doesn’t always start in January. Year isn’t always a year. I pick one word that encapsulates what I think is God’s focus for me that year. Usually,…

    January 15, 2019
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    Ending Busy Healthy

    I hate ending busy seasons sick. I want to rest and recharge by doing fun, relaxing things. Not by creating a mountain of tissues. I always get sick after directing the Thrive Apologetics Conference.…

    October 26, 2018
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    4 Questions to Establish a Nightly Routine

    Google “nightly routine” and you’ll see a theme to people’s posts. “Nightly Routines and How to Sleep Hack Your Way To a Productive Morning.” “10 Evening Routines that Will Make You Productive at Life…

    July 22, 2018