It’s Been a Good Week

My mom has been visiting for the past week, so my writing schedule has been a bit off. And that's okay. I am fortunate to have this time to spend with her. We've been walking daily,. My almost 87 year old mom has been managing a couple of hilly miles a day. It was also…

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Church Shopping: Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

I don't have a lot of experience when it comes to churches. I've only been in a relationship with two. I spent the first 33 years of my life attending Neenah's First United Methodist Church. My earliest memories include receiving a red 'leather', gilt-edged Bible when I was in 3rd grade. It was beautiful. Or…

5 Things That Have Been Taking Up Space in my Head as of Late

Let's just start with this: I am so grateful for the sun today. After 3 rainy, dreary days, my mood and energy level were suffering. So, yes. Today I am grateful for the sun. At any rate, whenever there are days that are dark and forlorn, I tend to do a lot of thinking. Sometimes…

A Little Hindsight on this December Morning

As a teacher, there were more times than I care to admit that I felt I wasn't enough.  There were times I felt I wasn't making a difference.There were times I questioned why I was even teaching.There were times I just felt less than.You know—not as good as. Like I should be doing more. Like I should be…

Finally…My Year End Reflection

It's been almost 2 weeks since I packed up my classrooms and locked the doors. And since that time, I haven't had a chance to come up for air. But in a good way. I've been on the move. And yes, this is how I am justifying my absence from the blog. Besides, I needed…