When we moved here isolation was a worry this turned out to not be an issue. The community embraced us. We worried about the conveniences. Guess what? The neighbor will loan you a cup if sugar (and sit down for a cup if coffee) if you need it. […]
I like to make people laugh and then say, "hmmm." If I have done that then I have successfully changed the way you have seen the world.
From the beginning I knew weather adaptation wouldn’t be my problem. Adapting to a different culture would be difficult. And truth be told, it is hard.
All of a sudden that pioneer tenacity wasn’t so awe inspiring. It was a big pain in the (in our case) the computer that controls the cam sensor. My husband wasn’t embracing that walk beside the wagon mental picture. Truth be told, neither was I.
There is a parable in the Bible about a man who sold all he had to get the one thing he deemed the most valuable. The verse in Matthew 13:46 states “When he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought […]
In my younger, before my mother died, days, I was raised Catholic. Of course I went to catechism and had my first communion and went through the many rites of passage affiliated with the church. In addition, my mother spent hours reminding or teaching me about our faith. […]
But what happens if I don’t go. Again Mr. Kierkegaard answered the question. If I stay in my safety zone I will lose myself. Parts of me will be lost because they were never required.
I have a prayer box. For 18 months my prayers went on little pieces of paper and into the box. It was a mailbox between God and myself. All those times I wrote or spoke, “you are in my prayers” the person and where they where in life […]
The strongest tell tale sign of puberty is the voice. A drop in range makes the voice easier to hear so less force is required to project the sound. Fortunately, the kids don’t realize this so I hear every secret they try to hide. And the look of surprise, when confronted with the knowledge that they were thinking of ditching 4th hour is priceless.
Morning duty this week has been cold. So cold, our normally social, dance and run around every chance they can get teenagers have been hanging out in the library. As I stood in the cold, wrapped in my sweater, scarf and pea coat a student walk by savoring […]
It is raining in our normally sunny Arizona. Last week was the lunar eclipse and next week the kids are released for winter break. And, people are getting sick. Myself included. Madness is all around me. Today as I walked down the corridor, close to the wall, so […]