…a few thoughts on friendship…

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” ~Helen Keller Amen ❤ Maybe because dear friends reflect the light we so need to see during darker times. Maybe because sometimes we need others to remind us of what is true, who we are, who God is. Maybe because perspective changes when we know we’re not alone. Maybe because friendship is a gift that gives and takes at the same time…gives encouragement, takes aRead more

a little lesson in place value

Teaching place value to second and third graders is no easy task. To understand that a “one” has a different value depending on the value of it’s position, well, that just takes a bit of time and practice to wrap one’s 8 year old brain around. Or, one’s 50 year old brain, or 27, or 75 year old brain. Because one is just one, right?  No, not when it stands in the hundreds place.  Then it’s one hundred.  Or whenRead more

If a Tree Falls…

if a tree falls, and no one hears, does it even make a sound? Of course it makes a sound. Doesn’t it? Of course. Just because no one is there to hear it doesn’t negate the fact that it would make a thunderous crash to the ground. The effects would be felt and the impact would be made. Wouldn’t it? I think we’re living in a world where a lot of trees are falling. They are making a sound. SomeRead more