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Articles by author: Rachel Brown

What Can Potlucks Teach Us About Choosing Curriculum?

When my daughter was young, church potlucks marked the high point of her month. She eagerly anticipated these gatherings for the sheer number of choices, the novelty of getting to try dishes that didn’t normally appear on our table at home, and most of all, the allure...
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Rhett Butler and Relationship Advice

Recently I did something brave. I took my own advice. I have said that if you want your children to be vulnerable with you, you have to be vulnerable with them. So, when I sensed that my daughter who turned twelve this summer was beginning to hold back—feeling perhaps...
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Celebrating a Family Culture of Learning

One of my family’s favorite activities is taking evening walks in a nearby arboretum. We love watching the flowers eagerly surge in and out of season and observing the trees as they testify to both permanence and transience. We each have beloved vistas along the way...
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I Have Seen the Lord

We live in an age when we still see in a glass darkly, when our Father’s good gifts still sometimes squirm like serpents and crunch like stones between our teeth, when our vision often fails and our hearts grow faint, when we mourn and long for comfort. We are people...
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Beauty: Audience Participation Requested

In the spring of 1879, Ferdinand Cheval, a rural French postman, was going about his daily rounds when he tripped on a stone and tumbled headlong to the ground. As he dusted himself off, he was captivated by the mysterious beauty and striking shape of the stone that...
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