MENTAL FITNESS and LEARNING

“Why do I have to learn this stuff? I’ll never use it anyway!” Your children will often give you this argument. Sometimes it is the voice of laziness trying to avoid work that may be challenging or perhaps tedious. Other times it is a sincere question of relevance or context… Read moreMENTAL FITNESS and LEARNING

SHALOM – FROM PROMISE to REALITY

Life today is characterized by stress. Is shalom in the midst of turbulence and stress really possible, or is it merely a wonderful but impossible ideal? Three searching questions must be asked if an ideal like shalom, a promise documented in the Bible, is to become flesh-and-blood reality. 1. Do… Read moreSHALOM – FROM PROMISE to REALITY

SUNDAY MEDITATION

  ‘SHALOM!’ As we interact with people and navigate through circumstances, we will encounter conflict. Such is the nature of life–there is no easy ticket! In the chaos of our day, we long for the absence of conflict, but such peace is momentary and fleeting. Savor fleeting moments of brief… Read moreSUNDAY MEDITATION

WHEN DOES ‘HOME-LEARNING’ BEGIN? (Part 1)

Children are born with much more intelligence than we give them credit. We assume that because they cannot talk, (i.e. articulate thoughts in verbal communication), they are incapable of thinking. Must thoughts be verbalized before they can exist or legitimately be called ‘thoughts’? In fact, babies begin to exercise intuitive… Read moreWHEN DOES ‘HOME-LEARNING’ BEGIN? (Part 1)

SUNDAY MEDITATION

    Stumbled upon DREAM BIG an eBook written by Mike Francen. The humble pdf format belies the nuggets of inspiration, motivation and wisdom within. I share the following as a ‘Sunday Meditation’. “Don’t tell me ‘the sky is the limit’ when there are footprints on the moon!” “If you… Read moreSUNDAY MEDITATION

QUESTIONS! QUESTIONS! QUESTIONS!

Andres and Sofia, our two grandchildren presently living with us, ask questions non-stop! Why this…how come that…when does…where are…? Sometimes I haven’t finished answering their first question and the second is already flying at me. Annoyed, I ask myself, “Is there no end?” Then I’m hit with a question that… Read moreQUESTIONS! QUESTIONS! QUESTIONS!