There’s something about the silence of the Saturday of Holy Week that I just can’t shake. Each year, it grips my heart and holds on for dear life. What must have been like that first Saturday, living between the cross and the empty tomb? Somehow we often associate silence with absence. We believe that the absence of sound… Continue reading between the cross and the empty tomb
In the political discourse surrounding education these days, there is no more controversial word than “accountability.” Everyone knows that schools should be accountable. Educators know that. Politicians know that. Parents know that. Students know that. Taxpayers know that. The problem is that everyone also “knows” how that accountability should look. Over the past few years,… Continue reading “a-f” school accountability
It just might be “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but for Hudson, Disney World brings its own set of challenges. The first time we went to Disney, Hudson was a month shy of turning 2. He rode everything he was big enough to ride and laughed excitedly at the sights & sounds around him. 11… Continue reading too much too fast: SPD & Disney
Have you ever been to the grocery store with a cart that just wouldn’t roll quite right? You know, that cart that pulls to the right and keeps running into the shelves? Or have you ever been riding a bike when the brakes stopped working? Have you pulled more tightly on the brakes only to… Continue reading spinning faster and faster: SPD part 2
The thing that no one tells you about parenting is that there really isn’t a manual. Sure, there are lots of books out there..but the more we walk the journey, the more I realize none of those authors have actually raised my kids. No one has dealt with the unique combination of DNA and life… Continue reading when the world seems too much: SPD part 1
We ran away from reality on Inauguration Day. It wasn’t really intentional, but if there was ever a great week to run away to Disney World and pretend reality didn’t exist, this might have been it. (And for the record, I would have felt that way this year regardless of who was taking the oath of… Continue reading do justice. love mercy. walk humbly.
We have a highly developed snow system around here. It works for us. 15 Steps to a Successful Southern Snow Day Snowflake appears in day 10 of the 10-day forecast. Do not panic. This will change. Check forecast every 2 hours. Chance of snow disappears and reappears at least 7 times in first 24… Continue reading 15 steps to a successful southern snow day