Whispers of Faith

Escaping from the Death Grip of Legalism

I had a pretty happy, idyllic childhood. I had long days filled with my imagination, mystery novels, notebooks filled with stories, and giggles and sleepovers with friends. Adventures in Odyssey, American Girl, and Awana were my staples – I was innocent, adventure-filled, and happy-go-lucky. But just like everyone else, my childhood wasn’t exactly the perfect… Continue reading Escaping from the Death Grip of Legalism

A Schoolteacher's Musings

Year 4 of Teaching: Learning to Love Them Like Never Before

  When people ask me how the fourth year of teaching went, I unashamedly say, “It was the best year yet!” And they might be inclined to smile to themselves and think, “That’s just optimistic Lydia, always seeing the bright side.” It is the bright side – I’m not saying that the year was perfect,… Continue reading Year 4 of Teaching: Learning to Love Them Like Never Before