Back in middle school, I read the book “The Hiding Place” about the ten Boom family. Corrie ten Boom and her family choose to be part of the Dutch Resistance during World War II. In a hidden room, behind a fake wall in their home, they harbored those people the Gestapo hunted. Historians estimate that…… Continue reading What Would I Have Done?
Normally, I don’t write poetry. I don’t consider myself a poet at all. But I asked my students to write poems last week, so I decided I would attempt one. For this one, I time-traveled a bit back to when my children were small. And in the spirit of practicing vulnerability, I’m sharing it here.…… Continue reading Six Is A Lot
Do you ever hear a comment that rocks your world? Someone makes an off-hand comment to you that reverberates through your brain for days? Maybe they were joking or being lighthearted. Maybe they were telling you something they assumed you already knew. Maybe, even, they were telling you something you’ve heard before. But for some…… Continue reading Being Likable
I love the Christmas season. The lights and carols and decorations. Everything smelling of pine and cinnamon and cranberry. All the cookie baking and the homemade Chex Mix warm from the oven. Our tree and the memories and stories behind every ornament. I love it all. Especially dear to me are all the traditions we have…… Continue reading Holiday Recap – how divorce and children’s growing up changes things
One Word. A word to guide and direct my focus for the entire year. In 2016, my word was Freedom. In 2017, my word was Courage. I can look back and see why God directed me to those words for those times. And so I know that God has given me my word for 2018 because of…… Continue reading #OneWord2018 TRUST
(Originally posted May 30, 2013) It’s that time of year when children can be tempted to think their value is measured in Standards of Learning scores or report card grades or how many certificates they receive on Awards Day or whether they are named MVP at the sports banquet. These things are so hard for…… Continue reading Perspective on Awards Day
There has been a lot of talk recently in our nation about government handouts and free lunch and feelings of entitlement. Last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, made what appeared to be a joke about telling Bernie Sanders there is no such thing as a free lunch. In December,…… Continue reading Free Lunch, Government Programs & Entitled Brats