the struggle is real, so is God

First Words: Why? Cuz – finding faith in the wondering

It’s interesting how, not that long ago, I thought Jayla would never talk. Now, she’s stringing words together to make sentences. Lately she’s been loving the question, “Why?” to which she often answers herself with, “Cuz.” Now the grammar nerd in me cringes to even write that word that really isn’t one, but when she… Continue reading First Words: Why? Cuz – finding faith in the wondering

lift me up

Picking Up Stones – searching for God working

I have never been a scrapbook kind of mom - you know the one who actually prints pictures, labels them, dates them, organizes them, and, finally, on graduation day sets out these picture-perfect (pun intended) scrapbooks documenting the graduate’s entire life. Nope, not me. I have made one scrapbook during my life as a mom… Continue reading Picking Up Stones – searching for God working

letting go and holding tight: a fight for control

The Dreaded Red Pen – submitting to God’s will

Somewhere along my journey of learning to be a teacher, I read an article (or several) about the negative effects of using a red pen to make comments and corrections on a student’s paper. I’m sure there was research and some psychologist’s opinion supporting this idea, and I did try to use varied colors of… Continue reading The Dreaded Red Pen – submitting to God’s will