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Destinations: The End of a Journey

Last week, I traveled with my husband and two of my sons to Crane Lake, Minnesota. The closer we got to our destination, the density of the trees increased, and our connection with the outside world weakened. This location is all about social distancing. Even if COVID-19 restrictions hadn’t limited […]

Home: Where a Part of My Heart Is

“What sort of place would you want to come home to?” After twenty years of living in the same house, here is what I have grown to appreciate most about this place I call home. Silence Moments of silence are becoming more important to me in my middle-aged years. Perhaps […]

Priceless: Signature Blessing

What do you think is the most important thing for today’s children to learn in school? Hands-down, I think one of the most important things today’s children need to learn in school is handwriting. Especially cursive handwriting. Because of a rise in technology and a reduction in curriculum standards, cursive […]

Morning/Evening Routines

I recently learned in my side-interest about typology that four animals have been attributed to the four main sleep patterns. Although it was easy to distinguish who the animal characters are in my family, I think seeing these distinctions helped me to once again understand my family habits and routines […]


Nearly ten years ago, my husband and I came to the conclusion that we needed to home educate our children. It was not a snap decision. In fact, I had been considering it for a year before my husband decided to join me at a seminar for inquisitive parents. We […]

Character Study: Commitment

I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, […]

Checking Off The List

Thanks to my daily Wake-Up Call, I am slowly checking off my list of Things-To-Do. My newest blog, Purposeful Ponderings: Poetic Devotionals,  launched on August 14. The online poetry class wraps up this week. I decided not to take another class this fall. To quote my husband, “Time to fly.” […]

Those Hazy, Not-So-Lazy Days

I’m not blogging because I’m a bit bogged down at the moment. I’m finishing up a major writing project, considering a couple new ones, taking an online poetry class through The Loft Literary Center, thinking about taking another class this fall, establishing a profile on LinkedIn, and seeking part-time freelance […]