Where The Answer Isn’t

Dear Pastor: I realized something this week that is going to change everything.  In fact, I'm a little sheepish that I hadn't realized it before. I am not going to find the answer to my problem at church. Now please don't misunderstand this.  I'm not saying that there are no answers at church.  I'm not... Continue Reading →

Submission With A Brain

There was a sitcom in the 70s, a spinoff of "Barney Miller," in which Abe Vigoda played a crusty detective who became a foster parent to five street kids. It was called "Fish." I loved the show (I'm aware I just totally dated myself), but one brief scene has stuck in my memory and still... Continue Reading →

A Day In The Life Of

It's been a day. Monday is the day each week that I moderate a six-hour seminar to a bunch of 10th grade homeschooled kids.  I direct their independent study program, and once a week I get together with five of them to go over what they did the week before and do the group activities... Continue Reading →

The Moment

It's been a while since I've been able to post. Partly because of Christmas, partly because of a bad cold, and partly because of not wanting to get on here and whine. It would be easy to whine.  I have actually written a couple of whiny rants and chosen not to publish them. Marriage is... Continue Reading →

I Have 99 Problems…

...and I'm pretty sure that 75% of them are dishes that no one will admit to dirtying. We have instituted a new system in the kitchen. (And by "we" I mean my oldest daughter, who came up with this idea and is convinced it is the Answer To All Things Dish Related, and made such... Continue Reading →

Honey, I Fired The Kids

So, I'm the Queen of Chore Charts. It was about 15 years ago that I started requiring my children to do chores. It would have been quicker to get the stuff done myself, but I wanted to teach them how to take care of a household so that they would be able to take care... Continue Reading →

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