An Idea Well Worth the Effort Starting in 2016, my husband and I began going on an annual Vision Retreat for our family. Just him and me. No kiddos. No other couples. We found that this escape/refocusing/reconnecting was so helpful, we decided to do it every year. So, just a weekend ago, we went on our… Continue reading A Vision is Launched
“Don’t just dig at the surface of scripture, EXCAVATE it!” -Dr. Cindy Trimm Often times, the scriptures are read like a book. We read it, we think about it, we close it. But God keeps hidden treasures inside His book and those treasures are for our discovery and quenching. By applying a little more effort and a… Continue reading Don’t dig, EXCAVATE.
From the day you were conceived, you were given a purpose. It qualified you as valuable and worthy for something very significant. It’s such a magnificent one, that if you knew about it, you would drop everything and start running towards it. However, having a purpose laid out for us never guarantees that we will achieve that… Continue reading Increase Your Capacity
Once upon a time, there was a nice man and a nice woman who lived in a nice house with their nice kids. The nice man and woman had three chickens who gave them eggs each day, and so they truly enjoyed having their little chickens. Every night, as the sun would go down, the… Continue reading The Possum, The Sword, and The Chicken
I wanted to take a moment to address the problem with sharing or forced sharing I should say. One thing which was unique in the Montessori classroom is the concept of respecting individual space. I find that out of the many sibling conflicts that arise, sharing is definitely on the top of this list. In… Continue reading Raising a Disciple (Montessori Style): Sharing
As parents, we raise our kids, hopefully trying to do a little bit better than our parents. We strive to create a balance between grace and boundaries, hoping to nurture a love of God’s laws and His truth, trying to instill good behavior and minimize the bad ones. In an effort to do that, it’s… Continue reading The Raising of a Disciple (Montessori Style) Part I
I took the kids to the park the other day. It was gorgeous outside. As I sat there on the bench, Safia came racing towards me, notifying me that Elijah had fallen and a thorn had gone into his skin. Behind her, Elijah hobbled slowly onto the bench for me to see. He was not… Continue reading The Beauty of Choice