the love of wonder

Recently, I read this poem by Samuel Ullman. May you also have “the love of wonder”. “Youth is not a time of life – it is a state of mind, it is a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions, a predominance of...

Oops! I picked the wrong battle.

This week after reviewing the lesson during children’s Bible quizzing, a student commented ” Well, Moses left and went back to Egypt but he killed his son.” I was totally confused and replied “what are you talking about? Moses didn’t kill...

summer randomness

I have had a very interesting and diverse summer. Since mid June, I have flown to Seattle for my daughter’s convocation and then flew directly to Minnesota to help Kari, my niece, care for her 4 children and her newborn while Jeremy, my nephew, was doing his two...

the wisdom of a 10 year old

I have been staying at my sister’s home because my mother is in the hospital. The other evening at dinner my 6-year-old niece commented “someone farted! F-A-R-T” My sister informed her that wasn’t polite and we don’t mention such things...

random thoughts from 60 years of life:

when I was kid: 1. there were 9 planets. 2. adults were called Mr. or Mrs. 3. television when off the air and started each morning with a photo of the  American flag and the playing of the National Anthem. 4. the president was assassinated . 5. we practiced for...