Children & Parenting · Holidays · Whispers of Faith

When Part of Your Heart Feels Dark this Christmas

Part of my pre-lit Christmas tree went dark this year, leaving my cozy view looking like above. I felt embarrassed about taking a picture of it – it wasn’t the perfectly beautiful Christmas tree that I’ve put up every year and come to associate with all things joyfully Christmas. But I realized recently that sometimes… Continue reading When Part of Your Heart Feels Dark this Christmas

A Schoolteacher's Musings · Children & Parenting

How Many “Reasons Why” Do We Need?

There is a frightening 21st-century predator lurking in the shadows for our children. And it comes in the form of unmonitored access to social media and Internet content. If you’re in your teens or twenties, you might be thinking, “Yeah, yeah – adults have been going on and on about the dangers of the Internet… Continue reading How Many “Reasons Why” Do We Need?