I am participating in a Gratitude Writing Challenge this month. I love creativity! Mine and other people's. I love having an idea of how something should or could look and then making it happen by cutting and gluing things together and moving and painting and tying. I love dreaming up people who wouldn't otherwise exist and … Continue reading Creativity
This morning I listened to a sermon on my favorite passage in the whole bible, Ephesians 3:14-21. It’s so good, so here it comes. For this reason I bow my knees before my Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may … Continue reading What Dreams Are Made Of
Don’t you just love social media? I love it. I love videos of dogs and cats doing funny things and I love getting able to read funny Tumblr highlights on Facebook (there’s a Facebook group… or two) without actually having to go into the black hole, time suck that is Tumblr. Most of all, I … Continue reading Remember
Yesterday I was in Target and, as one does, I took a stroll through the clearance section at the front of the store. I thought, "I should see if there's anything that would be good for my classroom." Then I thought, "Holy smokes! In two months I'm going to have a classroom again!" This past … Continue reading The Desires of My Heart
This past weekend I went to a job training for a job that is highly relational. Part of the job training was talking in small groups about ourselves - who we are and how we operate. We made Venn diagrams (or word webs in my case because I love a good word web) about ourselves. … Continue reading Beautiful and Important
I remember last year when the movie Home came out. I really wanted to see it because it featured a little girl who looks a bit like so many of the little girls I have taught and loved over the years. I was especially excited when it came to theaters in the Dominican Republic, so … Continue reading Representation
I'm really good at being excited for people when they get engaged. I'm really good at being excited for people when they get a new, exciting job. I'm SUPER good at being excited for people when they get a new kitty cat or puppy dog. I'm really good at being excited for people (and also … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the big green monster
This week we're starting to wrap things up! (Only 8 more days of school!) Fortunately, "wrapping things up" means a lot of shared meals! Two weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn! Articles worth checking out: The Best Burger in Every State at Business Insider - I just think this might come in handy. In which … Continue reading Check this out!
A couple of years ago my friend got me one of those Smash books - a little notebook full of pictures and words intended to inspire the artistic soul. I've never used it because I've never felt like anything of mine would be good enough or pretty enough to put in it, but then lately … Continue reading Every day always TO DO
Happy New Year!! This post is a day late because yesterday I was busying sitting in airports for 100 hours. After a super chill day of traveling I made it back to the DR! To a laundry room that looked like an episode of animal hoarders. Such is life. Articles/blog posts: When Baby Jesus Gets … Continue reading Check this out!