This year I’m not hoping for good grades.

I know better than to give my child a smart phone, but I do it anyway.

I know better than to give my child a smart phone, but I do it anyway.

I know; me, too. We’ve read the books and blogs detailing the damage that can result from handing your toddler or young child an iPad.  We know the danger that lurks on the internet; we know the social media cites that are invitations for disaster. We’re smart people.  We know! This isn’t a blogpost offering… Continue Reading

Once upon a time…a story to read to the child in you

Once upon a time…a story to read to the child in you

Once upon a time, a boy lived in a garden with his Father. His Father loved him very much. The Father created beauty and purpose and delight and rest and inspiration and mystery; He gave these good gifts to His boy. The Father spent time with His son; He gave him good work to do. … Continue Reading

The good and evil of summer

The good and evil of summer

Today’s the last day of June; the summer we longed for is a blast – swimming, friends, no alarm mornings, relaxed routines….ahhhhhh, summer!  And if we’re honest, summer is already a struggle, too.   Maybe we liked some things about routine after all.   How do I keep my sanity and get my children to… Continue Reading

Education with new DNA

Education with new DNA

What if there’s more hope than we realize? What if there’s more hope to share than we realize? What if this hope changes everything – including education? I remember clearly the day the world changed for me.  It was almost as if I saw color in the world for the first time – instead of… Continue Reading

362 days later…pardon our dust

362 days later…pardon our dust

We’re remodeling.  It’s been almost a year since we followed God into the virtual world and began sharing ideas about living in grace on our website – brand new on June 2, 2016. Since then we’ve learned:  The virtual world is big… and has pirates (called “bots”)… and offers relationships all over the world… and… Continue Reading

“Don’t call me names.” – why it matters

“Don’t call me names.” – why it matters

I don’t think the farmers and scientists who created genetically modified food knew the unintentional chaos it would bring to our health.  I want to think the primary motive was addressing real needs, and possibly ending world hunger. I don’t think the writers and enactors of Public Law 94-142 knew the unintentional struggle it would… Continue Reading