Marianne Elixir

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Home Maker
Location Redmond, WA, United States
Introduction I am a wife and a mother who thinks that that is an important occupation in itself. At the same time, I am a woman who enjoys wrestling with questions about our brief existence here on this little planet, because I think it is the most important wrestling we can do, and is inextricably tied to my other responsibilities and relationships. As a mother to two lovely and rambunctious boys and two little girls, I am trying to find the balance of all my responsibilities and desires, and so here, in these blogs, is an attempt to capture where I am and what I am learning, while also giving an outlet to my passionate, wrestling self.
Interests Believing truth, Engaging in dialog, Understanding my humanity enough to have grace for others, Reading great books, Writing in such a way that others are motivated to live well, Cooking and enjoying great food, Enlivening the lost art of homemaking, Learning more from Jesus, Learning from the apostles, Learning from Dr. Weston A Price, Creating arts and crafts, Finding aesthetically pleasing details for my home, Growing my own food, Stewarding the earth well.
Favorite Movies Joyuex Noel, So I Married An Axe Murderer, Chocolat, Babette's Feast, LIttle Big Soldier, Ip Man, Taare Zameen Par, et cetera
Favorite Music The Lumineers, The Head and The Heart, Over the Rhine, Nickelcreek, Van Morrison, Cake, The Civil Wars, Caedmon's Call, et cetera
Favorite Books Anna Karinena by Leo Tolstoy, Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis, The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Prophet by Khalil Gibran, Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard, The Pearl by Steinbeck, Upbuilding Discourses by Soren Kierkegaard, Toward A Philosophy of Education by Charlotte Mason, Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton, ManAlive by GK Chesterton