Posts by Xenia Kathryn Tussing

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A Recommitment to Simplicity

Driving down the highway several years ago, I passed a huge billboard advertisement for The Container Store. In case you don’t know, The Container Store…

Nov 25, 2014
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Confessions of a Former Halloween Junkie

Earlier this week, I got a phone call from my sister. We live three hours apart, and with eight young children between us, phone conversations are tricky…

Sep 21, 2014
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Super Dad

A few weeks ago I reached into my mailbox and pulled out a free copy of “Parents” magazine’s June issue. These random complimentary issues are…

Jun 15, 2014
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Orthodoxy in Small-Town America

I grew up in a small town on the southern coast of Oregon. My family was Protestant, and after “church-hopping” for most of my early years, my parents…

Jan 17, 2014

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