I learned little from my strict teachers because I was too afraid to approach them. Therefore, were they really good at being teachers? I didn’t think it was fun learning nothing from a less-than-talented one (which would include ones that had simply given up on teaching). To me, the best […]
The hardest part about being a kid is wondering if your parents understand you. The hardest thing about being a parent is wondering if your kids understand you.
I wouldn’t want to be an only child. I enjoy family gatherings with my siblings, nieces, and nephews too much. I’m not sure I would want to have ten siblings. But, after spending time with my dad’s family (who does!), I see the bonds and love hearing the stories. When you […]
I have three. Dr. Japhet Hunt who bound up George Washington’s wounds after a battle during the French and Indian War. Anna Ritter Olsdotter who traveled from Sweden in 1870 to marry Andrew Olson who sent her a map showing how to get from St. Anthony, Minnesota to his homestead near St. […]
My most memorable childhood vacation was the one we took to Ruttger’s in Bemidji, Minnesota. Dad offered to take us to Europe, but we kids and Mom voted for reading as many books as possible in a week while sitting on the beach. It was the last vacation we took […]
reunion n. 1 the act of reuniting 2 a gathering of persons after separation (a family reunion) (Webster’s) “I hope he doesn’t mind making up our own things with Legos,” said my youngest son before his cousin came for a play date. Although these boys are only three weeks apart […]
While organizing our libraries (we all have our own precious stash of books), I discovered I needed to purchase another bookcase. I bought a conservatively priced five-shelf one from Target. Well, I bought a box with a nice picture of an espresso bookcase on the front, filled with laminate-covered boards, assorted screws, […]
“How would our marriages be transformed if we learned to listen to God on behalf of our spouses?” Gary Thomas, Sacred Parenting My calendar revealed a rare occurrence on Monday. “No events.” I couldn’t remember the last time I had seen those words, especially on a Monday! Even the laundry […]
There comes a time when we must expose ourselves to new horizons. So, I cast my light streaking over this watery mirror.