Children & Parenting · Current Events · Daily Living

Our Culture Needs to Remember How to Do Hard and Boring Things

As a teacher, I love to make learning fun in the classroom. I love incorporating games and projects as much as possible because it’s been proven that we usually remember things better this way – and I have more fun teaching. But not everything can be fun in life. And the older you get in… Continue reading Our Culture Needs to Remember How to Do Hard and Boring Things

Current Events · Daily Living

What Does Real Change Look Like in a Country of Privilege?

There comes a moment sometimes when you look around and realize just how privileged your life is. And I’m not talking about “white privilege” here. I’m talking about “American privilege.” I went on Unsplash to look for pictures for blog posts, and it just sort of hit me. Beautiful people looking at smart phones and… Continue reading What Does Real Change Look Like in a Country of Privilege?

Bookish Delights · Children & Parenting · Current Events

Five Young Adult Books to Spark Conversation About Current Events

Children’s books have moved into the spotlight this past week with the announcement of Dr. Seuss Enterprises pulling six Dr. Seuss books from publication due to claims of racism. I’ll linger on that story long enough to say these few things: First of all, I’m just as much against banning books as I am against… Continue reading Five Young Adult Books to Spark Conversation About Current Events

Current Events · Daily Living

When “Silence is Violence” Leads to Violence Against the Silent

It was last summer when I first started seeing the slogan “Silence is Violence” pop up on my social media feeds. And I understood what it meant. I understood that the sentiment behind it was most likely derived from such noble MLK quotes such as: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent… Continue reading When “Silence is Violence” Leads to Violence Against the Silent

Current Events · Daily Living · Undistracted Living · Whispers of Faith

Top Ten Lessons Learned in 2020

If ever there was a year to learn things, it was this one. Lessons I never expected. Lessons I never would have chosen on my own. Lessons that were painfully necessary. Lessons that have deepened my faith and challenged my mind. Just a quick glance back over this year’s blog posts show me such a… Continue reading Top Ten Lessons Learned in 2020