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Education, Schooling and Wisdom

As I wrap up another year of schooling for myself, I reflect on the meaning it has in my life.  As a homeschooler for two decades I never bought into the idea of institutionalized schooling, but yet, I’ve found myself in this institution. Am I any more educated than I was? In some ways, yes… Continue Reading

Transitions are Never Easy

The transition from winter to spring usually doesn’t happen overnight.  One day it’s 70 degrees and we can’t wait to put on shorts for the first time in months.  Then the next day it’s 30, rainy and back to winter coats. Springtime with a large family means an overload of outwear by the door. Everyone… Continue Reading

Do you think there is no absolute Truth?

Recently I read a book by New York Times bestselling author, Mary Pipher. In it she told about her family in which she grew up . Some were conservative Christians, others were nonreligious; some were urbanites, others were farmers on the Central Plains; some ate only certain kinds of healthy foods, others smothered everything in… Continue Reading

Are You Living To Your Full Potential?

Today I turn 45. Birthdays are a good time for reflection and self evaluation.  We look at where we’ve been and wonder where we’re going.  We ask ourselves questions.  One that I ask is… Am I living up to my full potential? It’s so easy to become complacent. If we’re not careful we can become apathetic… Continue Reading

Facebook Worthy Lives

We all want facebook worthy lives, right?  All the smiles, the wonderful families, the travel pictures, the celebrations… I read that facebook is making people unhappy. Why? Because people think everyone else’s lives are wonderful and better than theirs. It would be peachy if life was all nice and neat, all smiles and facebook worthy.… Continue Reading

What’s Your Vision?

Do you have a vision of who you wish to be?  What you want to become? I think we all do.  We like to imagine what our lives might be like in the future. There may be those who are stagnant and have nothing they want to strive for, but for the majority of us,… Continue Reading