My Deal or no Deal Miracle

The game show that changed my life... Janette Beverley Deal or no Deal, 2005 Have you ever looked back over your life and been awed by the obvious presence of God’s hand in your life?  My experience on the national game show Deal or no Deal was one of those miraculous events in my life.... Continue Reading →

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The Vending Machine Parable

Sometimes in life, we think that what we choose may not matter on an everyday scale, but there are always those choices that are better than others. Of course there are always those things that are good, things that are better, and things that are Best. To illustrate this point, let’s talk about vending machines.... Continue Reading →

Making Homeschooling Amazing!

During this crazy time of uncertainty I’m all about banding together to find some awesome homeschooling supplements that will help our children feel some semblance of normal in their educational experience.  Educating my kids at home has not always seemed realistic for me.  I was absolutely positive that my kids would be neanderthals if I... Continue Reading →

Charity-Pass it on

One of my favorite stories of all time is a beautiful example of Christlike charity that happened in the Seattle Special Olympics may years ago. "This story is told of nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the hundred-yard dash. "At the gun, they all started out, not exactly... Continue Reading →

Time for change…again

We have all heard the familiar phrase "nothing is as constant as change." With that phrase I add that change is also inevitable, it is frequent, it can be both beautiful and heartbreaking, forced upon or chosen, embraced or repelled. Whatever it is for us, how we handle the change can make all the difference.... Continue Reading →

The Music of Happiness

Music is a complicated thing.  There are masterpieces that take our breath away, songs that annoyingly get stuck in our heads, love songs that make us cry and life moment songs that make us cry harder.  In music just like in life there are moments that ebb and flow, dissonant chords that eventually resolve, strong... Continue Reading →

My Mother writes poetry

I have an amazing Mother.  I know everyone says that, but I really do. I receive so much of my love for life from my mom. As a teenager she was always quick to give advice or leave me a note of encouragement on my usually unmade bed.  She came to every piano competition, softball... Continue Reading →

Parable of the Bike

I have an amazing little sister named Laura.  She rides a mean road bike and can out-fun anyone I know.  She has an energy and an enthusiasm for life that is simply contagious.  Once when I was visiting her along with my parents, Laura and our Dad had an idea to go on a “little”... Continue Reading →

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