A good friend of mine told me something about my boys I hadn’t concluded myself. She said, one knows what he can do but not who he is. The other knows who he is but not what he can do. Whoa. She’s rather an expert on the teenage social life so she observes in ways … Continue reading Teen Drama
I think they called the electronic reader, “nook” simply because they took the first letter of the word nerd and placed the ook behind it. These things better not replace real books with pages and texture and weight. My whole life- since I taught myself to read before Kindergarten- I have read a book before … Continue reading Books, or nook?
People ask me all the time, “what does Donny want to be?” I don’t like to answer that question, so I can only imagine how difficult it is for him to answer knowing he hasn’t decided yet. Craig has been known to say he never really did figure out what he wanted to “be”, he … Continue reading Who are you? or What are you?
During Spring Break Craig and I left Donny in charge of the brothers, then we drove an hour to Galveston Island to relax for a day and night at the beach. They were thrilled with this arrangement. We gave them rare tattling privileges, which always works. All they wanted was 24 hours without jobs or … Continue reading Galveston, Texas
Last week I was disappointed on Saturday morning because it was rainy and I had anticipated my trip to the farmer’s market all week long. So this morning as I lay in bed listening to one little song bird outside my bedroom window singing all sorts of melodies and rhythms I figured he wouldn’t be … Continue reading Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market
In the first play rehearsal I was ever in, while in high school, my friend and director, Penny Owens, sat the cast in a circle and said, “today we are going to read between the lines”. So we read through the play in our own parts with as much animation as a first reading can produce. … Continue reading Reading between the lines.
I have mentioned I agreed to lead a bible study in a Spanish community despite my beginner language skills. We have had four classes now, and I am eager to share a little of the story with you. There is a trailer park in our town where our church began to do a kidzclub bible program … Continue reading What good can I do?