Pinch Me

Originally posted on Brenda Braxton:
? For years I’ve thought about it, dreamed about it, prayed about it, and planned for it. I’ve gazed at pictures online of crew members standing in front of the ship and wondered if I would ever be one of them. And now there I am, in a picture of…

That Can’t Be All

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
This week I read a number of articles. Among others I read about the plight of children and sex-trafficking, the effect on children’s brains who spend their first years in institutions, the results of poverty on children’s educations and the issues that could accompany trans-racial adoption of children. I found…

What Really Matters

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
I think if I could time travel to the past and talk to my younger self concerning life, I would likely tell myself to make sure my time and energies were spent on what really matters. Then, I’d explain further that what really matters are eternal matters. Finally I’d point…

What time is it?

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
Time marches forward and regardless of what some of our favorite science-fiction shows tell us, it only goes forward. This means, subsequently, that we are in a state of constant change even when it feels as if we are in a rut.? Ages change, children grow from infants to toddlers…

Contusion Confusion

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
Several weeks ago I was reaching above my head for a can of vegetables and it fell out of the cabinet. I tried to dance my feet out of the way and even attempted to grab/slap it. I think I made the impact worse. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! I yelled so…

I Didn’t Sign Up For This – Did You?

Life has a way of throwing us curve balls and catching us unaware. When that happens we sometimes  think ‘Whoa! I didn’t sign up for this!’  What we mean of course, is things aren’t turning out like we hoped. The wonderful expectations we had suddenly crash with reality and the result isn’t something we recognize…

Boundary Busters

“Only a fool plays a game with no rules.”  A friend and fellow author posted this earlier today and it set me to thinking. Does that ever happen to you? Someone says something and it’s like a switch has been flipped and your mind starts whirring and the gears of your mind start grinding. Because…

Homeschool is Cool

You know, it is true. Homeschool is cool. Well, it is now. That hasn’t always been the case. I’m glad things have changed for the better. Folks hardly raise an eyebrow anymore when we tell them.  Today is the first day of our 2016-2017 school year. I’ve now been homeschooling for more than 15years. Still,…