I climbed the marble stairs one at a time. They were enormous, but beyond my notice because at the top of them were the most massive doors I had ever seen. My heart pounded but it was difficult to distinguish if it was the climb or the awe which made it beat so rapidly. “What … Continue reading The Heart of God
Rainy Sunday Morning
The rain is falling, gentle but steady. Slow enough the birds are still singing and the herbs in my garden still have their faces raised. There is a squirrel on a branch just a few feet from where I sit on my porch. He has found a clump of leaves just over his head and … Continue reading Rainy Sunday Morning
This post is a combination of my two regular series Pointers and Tidbits in celebration of testing week. Pointers for Parents and Tidbits for Teachers are regular SHORT inspirations to bring hope and encouragement as we set about educating our children. It is testing time. The week we have all been dreading all year! Seriously, … Continue reading Testing Week
A Story (Part 1) A Man arrived at an old barn in his faded jeans and flannel shirt. His kind eyes were piercing. His smile, quick to surface. He had a purposeful gait, but was not in a hurry. As he stepped into the barn, he waited a moment for his eyes to adjust to … Continue reading Repurposed
I Am in Remission!
Remission. In Cancerland, it is a wonderful word. A word which is coveted by every person in the chemo room, doctor’s office, hospital, or lab. It is every patient’s goal to hear that word, and every doctor’s desire to say it. It means the diminution of the disease…the cancellation of cancer. The origin of the … Continue reading I Am in Remission!
Pointers for Parents are regular SHORT inspirations to bring hope and encouragement to parents. I hope to build a bridge between parents and teachers as it pertains to the education of children and how we can work together for the betterment of our kids. Spring Break. Those two words just have a lilt to them, … Continue reading Spring Break
How Do You Prepare for a PVT?
“Mom, you are going to have to prepare yourself. Time isn’t the same in other countries. You have to take off your American-time-consciousness and your need for control of your schedule in order to just go with it.” No truer words have ever been spoken. You see, my daughter knows me. She knows I like … Continue reading How Do You Prepare for a PVT?
How Do I Fight?
I believe there are two worlds. The natural one and the supernatural one. The natural one is what I see with my eyes and experience with my senses. I live here, in this place where I interact with others and the natural environment. Day to day decisions, my thought patterns, and my feelings, all make … Continue reading How Do I Fight?
Don’t Forget Who You Are
Tidbits for Teachers are regular SHORT inspirations to bring hope and encouragement to teachers in all settings. I hope to give you a shot in the arm and remind you why you chose this career in the first place. Are you bogged down yet? Are the looming test scores causing you to lose sleep? I … Continue reading Don’t Forget Who You Are
What I Know
I sit here, not knowing what to write. My newsfeeds are full of political statements. My friends are on both sides of the aisle. Many are yelling at one another and I am taken by the polar opposite opinions, each saying the exact same thing about the opposing side. The names I hear, are liar, … Continue reading What I Know