Good morning! Today is Saturday and it’s been a crazy week, hasn’t it? I suggest we go outside and shake off the cobwebs. And I know the perfect place …
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January 16 Gathering: Rituals of HopeGood afternoon, my dear Respiteers! The door is open. It’s warm inside. Come on in and grab yourself a seat. For the next hour, we’ll be chattin…
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Good morning! It’s Friday. I think we deserve a happy donkey, don’t you? But first, I just wanted to extend a deep thanks to my paying subscribers. If …
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Good morning! It’s Thursday. And today’s Respite is for all the inventors and dreamers out there—including my dad and my brother, who built a full-scal…
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Good morning! It’s Wednesday, and I’ve been up for a while. There’s hot water in the kettle, and I made us a fire. Stay for a minute? (Or one minute an…
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Good morning! Today is Tuesday, and I think it’s time for us to hear from Sheku Kanneh-Mason again. “Believe in a love that is being stored up for you …
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Good morning! It’s Monday. Wesley Ryan wanted to make a simple audition tape, but his cat had other plans—and it’s the happiest thing you need to see t…
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Good morning! It’s Sunday. Let’s tiptoe down to the water and see what it has to say. “Walk through the fire and you will emerge on the other end, whol…
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Good morning! It’s Saturday. We’re still by a pond, but the canoe is gone. Now we’re joined by competitive stone skipper Dave Ohmer, who’s going to giv…
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January 8 Get-Together: Three ThingsHello, fellow Respiter! The doors are open to this week’s Friday afternoon get-together. Also, how on earth is it Friday already? I’m still a bi…
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Good morning! It’s Friday. Today we’re still on a lake, but the ice has thawed. We’ve gone from skating to paddling. And in the world of freestyle cano…
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Good morning! It’s Thursday, and I need a double shot of Respite after the events of yesterday. Maybe you do too? So today—thanks to friend and Respite…
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