Category: Parenting

02/21/16

Permalink 11:52:00 pm, by Mary Email , 800 words
Categories: Michigan, Family, Parenting, Writing, Friends, America, Homeschool

Rising to a Smile: Ms. Nelson Part 2

I realize now that Ms. Nelson didn't just love her students. It wasn't simply her care and attention that made her memorable to us. She seemed to have an ability to challenge us that made us do things we didn't know we could do. I loved every afterno… more »

07/09/15

Permalink 06:39:00 pm, by Mary Email , 935 words
Categories: Family, Parenting, America

Making Lanterns

I stepped outside the church on a Monday afternoon after getting some papers signed for my kids to go to church camp. We were under the awning, waiting for the rain to let up so we could run to the car. A woman was standing there; she had attended a f… more »

06/22/15

Permalink 06:05:00 am, by Mary Email , 198 words
Categories: Ivan, Family, Parenting, America

You Can Start Over

I got the call as I was walking into the karate dojo for an early afternoon lesson with our youngest son. It was my middle son’s first grade school teacher. She wasn’t happy. I could hear the frustration in her tone and she made no attempt to hide it. I… more »

05/19/15

Permalink 10:12:00 am, by Mary Email , 624 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Family, Parenting, Writing, Crazy Ideas

Suspended

The other day I was mentally scanning the last several months and how there are so many uncertainties. We live day to day, we know God has a plan and even a prize around the corner, but we don't always know if the next step is the right step, or if the… more »

02/11/15

Permalink 08:00:00 am, by Mary Email , 653 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Marriage, Family, Parenting, Friends, America

Dads with Dented Fenders

I was at Kroger getting gas when a silver mini-van pulled up at the pump next to me. Before I saw the driver, I saw the dent. It looked like it had been hit pretty good, and then, to save some money, had been banged out to a useable shape. It was pro… more »

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