This doesn’t sound like very good advice—and it wouldn’t be if it was the norm—but for the summer, I really like to give my students something they will enjoy … More Give Them What They Like
Sometimes, just acknowledging that you are not enough to your heavenly Father, starts the wheels turning, pulling the vehicle of parenting out of the mire, and driving you forward into the precious, peaceful will of God. … More You’re Not Enough
I see a lot of people throughout the week, especially A LOT of kids. Why do they act the way they do? There are SO many reasons! When I’m dealing with a student who is having a grumbly day, I wonder what he/she faced that morning before coming to school. By high school, character … More At the End of the Day
This week at our Mom’s Morning, several of the young mothers shared about their mornings—how they got up early (while it was still dark!) and had their devotions. Each one shared the precious wonder of quietness as they drew near to God before little feet began to patter. That is one of the most frightening … More The Most Beautiful Sight (AKA When Satan trembles!)
This past week, we visited our son and his wife AND our youngest grandson, Caleb—our Christmas baby! While there, I began working on a little booklet which is a compilation of Matthew Henry’s notes on Proverbs 31. As I was reading and copying and pasting and organizing the information into a booklet, my daughter-in-law … More My Daughters, My Treasures
I’ve been teaching piano lessons now for over forty years, and I’ve had a lot of different students! Some have gone on to college, majoring in music, while others didn’t make it past the first year! I’ve noticed something over the years, and my conclusion may surprise you: I’d rather have a student who is … More Talent or Tenacity?
PARENTS – if you are looking for great articles for parenting, check out No Greater Joy. You may be tempted to discount them at first glance, but there is MUCH truth in what they say. Just apply one of my pastor’s favorite quotes: Eat the fish and spit out the bones, although, when it comes … More Strong Children – No Greater Joy!
Our lives are ordered by the Lord, and He does this through people and circumstances which He sends our way. This week has been a flurry of activity in a kaleidoscope of directions, which is probably true for most of us; however, dealing with death does not drop into the schedule every week. A dear … More Your Living Legacy
Father’s Day. I’m so thankful that we have this holiday worked into our calendar. As I watched my son-in-law fold his six feet two inch frame into a kiddie car with his two year old son, I was so proud of him and felt so blessed! That action spoke volumes to his son! Some of you … More Thanks, Dad! I Love You!
I came across this “poem”–it’s more of a prayer–the other day and thought I’d share it for Mother’s Day. Our oldest turned thirty this year! How did that happen? As I read the poem, it seemed like yesterday that I was the one in the hospital giving birth. Tommy arrived at 2:47 am after twenty-two … More Thank You, Lord