Most teachers like to get out of their classrooms during their break. They go to the library or an empty specials classroom or the cafeteria to get work done or to do something that is not at all school related. I, however - and this is the homebody in me - love to be in my classroom. … Continue reading First day of school!
This past weekend I went on a Young Life Training Retreat. Nearly 20 of us Young Life staff and volunteers traveled the windy road between Jarabacoa and Constanza until we reached this big ol' cabin in the woods where there was no WiFi and hardly any running water. There was, however, a giant table big … Continue reading Not Sad, but Perhaps Overwhelmed
On July 4th I read my 50th book of 2018! Being completely on summer vacation for nearly a month now has confirmed that I would be a phenomenal stay at home dog mom. I love sitting around all day! Since July 4th I have read TEN books (and watched a lot of Netflix). Now I'm … Continue reading Halfway There
I have always wanted to fall in love. As a teenager and college student I prayed that I would only fall in love once and that my one love story would be with my husband, the man I would spend the rest of my life with. Now, it’s a given and I don’t need to … Continue reading Something to Celebrate
There are a lot of memes - especially in my bookish world - about people who just can’t stop buying books. There’s the one of the chalkboard flow chart that asks, “Should you buy a book today?” where all roads lead to, “Yes, buy a book.” I have friends who talk about their shelves full … Continue reading I Don’t Buy Books
Easter has always been my favorite holiday. I love the symbolism, of course, and why we celebrate. I love that Jesus died for me and that in doing so He saved me from myself and made it possible for me to live as I was intended and created to live. Let’s be honest, I also … Continue reading Caves & Fear
Recently, within the last year or so, I've gotten pretty into watching the comedy specials available on Netflix. They're a great way to mix up The Alienest and How to Get Away with Murder type stuff I like to watch. (But seriously, did you watch The Alienest?! It's Criminal Minds in 1896 and it's awesome. … Continue reading Netflix Comedy Specials