Last Saturday I got the idea that Heather and I should take the family to the lovely Hill Country town of Wimberley, Texas for a little day trip. Heather and I have spent a good deal of time in Wimberley and have come to really enjoy the town and overall feel of the place. While there, we are always especially mindful to pay a visit to a glass blowing and retail shop just outside of town. We like to pop into the shop for the glass blowing demonstrations as they always produce a sense of awe at the craft of glass blowing.

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Oh, to think like a trout.


Several months ago, in an after school conversation with an Ambleside parent, it was recommended that I read the John Green novel, The Fault In Our Stars. This parent promoted the book by saying something to the tune of, “it’s about these teenagers that have cancer, I found myself sobbing for hours at the conclusion of the novel.” Now, she actually said many other great, insightful things about the novel, but what I heard was “teenager,” “cancer,” and “sobbing.” Needless to say, I didn’t rush out and buy a copy.

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 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” [i]                                                                                 

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