Three dynamics distinguish a great teacher from the mediocre and a great parent from the ordinary. Like the wind these qualities are invisible, but their effect is readily evident. Discernment One definition of discernment is perceiving without pre-judgment to find intuitive direction and understanding. It is the process of… Read more3 HIDDEN DYNAMICS OF LEARNING AND PARENTING
Nothing empowers faith like answered prayer. Conversely, nothing erodes faith like hope deferred—when you’ve prayed and prayed but just can’t get a breakthrough. I’ve been in both places. We are finally experiencing breakthroughs. They come after a very long, dry season in which the heavens seemed like impenetrable brass. Several… Read moreS.M.A.R.T. PRAYING
Wherever He went, Jesus created learning experiences. He sat as comfortably with the doctors of theology in the Temple university at Jerusalem as he did with commoners in the synagogue at Capernaum. He was as much at ease with huge crowds on the Galilean hillside as He was with… Read moreLEARNING FROM THE STORYTELLER
The question, “Why do we have to learn this stuff?” is a legitimate question. School work that is little more than ‘busy work’ designed to keep students occupied and assignments that only reinforce rote learning are not only boring, they are counter-productive. The end result is often demotivated students who… Read moreDREAMS, GATEWAYS and LEARNING
The many little things that mothers do shape personality and character in their children. I thank God for the mother who gave birth to me. Besides the gift of life, my mother instilled in me values that I treasure. After Sumas Lake—in southern British Columbia between Abbotsford and Chilliwack—was… Read moreOUTSTANDING MOTHER AWARD
At times students in my class raised the objection, “Why do we have to learn this stuff? I’ll never use it anyway!’ Usually this was in response to a difficult or tedious task. After hearing it repeatedly, I realized my students were asking a good question. Good questions deserve good… Read moreWHAT DO LEGO® BLOCKS AND LEARNING HAVE IN COMMON?