Finding Hope in the Darkness

We’re officially two weeks into the school year, and it is promising to be one of our most interesting school years yet! Ever since COVID-19 shut down the entire country in March, even the smallest and most routine tasks have suddenly become very complicated. Not to mention the constant noise of one political party trying […]

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Butterfly Joy

“Happiness is like a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne Over Spring Break our family visited The Butterfly Palace in Branson, Missouri. How incredible it was to learn about how much these delicate creatures can accomplish in the […]

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“The Angelus”, Work, and Worship

The Angelus – Jean-Francois Millet, 1859     A picture is worth a thousand words, and just like musical expressions of praise, paintings can often inspire us to worship.  One such painting is The Angelus, a beautiful depiction of the inseparable relationship between worship and our daily tasks.     Max Lucado wrote the following about this […]

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We Are God’s Poetry!

This thought really encouraged me this week.  I scrawled it on a sticky note and slapped it on my desk, and even wrote put it on my white board as the “Quote of the Week.”   Here’s why it spoke to me: 1.) Think of the time and care a poet takes to carefully craft […]

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Pray First!

  I read in an educational article this week that statistics are booming for school students who are reporting feelings of severe anxiety.  They are complaining to their teachers of headaches, stomach aches, dizziness, or simply stare at a blank page or act out.  The root cause of this is fearfulness and anxiety, which makes […]

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