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 →

The Ker-Plunk Parable

We have a favorite game at our house called Ker-Plunk.  This game consists of a bunch of sticks stuck through a cylinder with marbles precariously placed on top of the bundle of sticks.  Each player has a turn to pull one small stick out at a time hoping to avoid letting any of the marbles... Continue Reading →

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