Category: lessons

Super Heroes of Faith

This week we held a Vacation Bible School at our congregation. For a few years now (except last year when nothing happened), I’ve taught the memory verse/application station during our VBS. I enjoy the challenge of sharing Scripture on multiple levels. I also enjoy how much I learn in...

Lessons from Bike Riding

For Christmas 2018, Madilynn received a bicycle as her “big gift.” The bike came with training wheels, which was a good thing since she’d never ridden a bike. She’s spent hours riding the bike and enjoys every moment of it. A few weeks ago, I realized it might be...

What If Wednesday

One day last week, while talking with my brother, the conversation turned to an “if/then” scenario. He was speaking about his circumstances and how if one detail had changed he would not have the life he does now. That sent my own wheels turning. What if…  What if Peter...

Growing Pains

In the last 12 months, my son has grown several inches. He’s also shaving twice a week and filling out. He’s much less a little boy and more a young man. I often tell people he was “born an old man” because he thinks and reasons more like an...

Take Heart

This past week marked one year since the “two weeks to flatten the curve” restrictions. I’m not going to debate the validity of these restrictions here. The many cancelations and postponements impacted our children and families in big ways. I am not an “expert” but I do think the...

How building a website is like having another baby

This week, I’ve been working on our Wavemaker website, in addition to everything else. In some ways, it’s just like having a new baby.  Building a website requires focus and attention. Babies will roll or scoot away from you the moment you turn your head. Websites won’t move without...

Lessons from Pollyanna

Another book finished! Madilynn and I greatly enjoy our time listening to stories together. I’m providing a classical education in the form of entertainment. The best part is sharing a love for reading as we imagine the lives of the characters while spending hours together in the car. Pollyanna...

Wordy Wednesday

Among my friends, I’m “the word girl.” As we develop our ministry, I tweak the wording in our invitations and graphics. One of my gifts is painting a picture with words. Often, I am able to do this when others struggle with finding the right words.  The right words...

Lessons from A Little Princess

Listening to books with Madilynn is such a blessing. We both get to “read” more as I introduce her to classic stories with good morals and life lessons. Madilynn makes connections between the characters and herself. She gets involved in the story as she would playing with a friend....

Lessons from The Secret Garden

Next, we read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I enjoy the way the characters develop throughout the story as well as the descriptive imagery. We only watch the movies after we finish the books (and I chose the adaptation with Maggie Smith). I want my children to...