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The Conscious Parent

From The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Shefali Tsabary. It reminded me of Aibileen Clark’s words in The Help.  Aibileen is a black nanny to a little white girl, Mae Mobley, who is severely neglected by her mother.  Every chance she gets, Aibileen whispers these words into Mae Mobley’s ears: “You is beautiful…you […]

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Do You Hate Your Family?

I know.  I’m asking some tough questions.  Are you still with me? Jesus says in Luke 14:26: ‎”If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.” Do you hate your family? […]

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Grandma’s Bag of Tricks

I found this fantastic book, which I’ve been perusing in the evenings.  On the cover, it reads “Grandma’s Bag of Tricks,” but I’m going to steal them from Grandma.  The book is Sharon Lovejoy’s Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars.  Firefly Lanterns!  Worm Hotel!  Pizza Box Solar Oven!  Faerie Houses!  Memory Boxes!  Peek-a-Boo Planters! I got […]

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Sexual Honesty

Tony Jones’ blog post “What’s a Christian to do with…Dan Savage?” got me thinking. Maybe it’ll do the same for you. My favorite part of all this?  One of Jones’ parting comments: …many Christians are ready for our conversations about sexuality to expand beyond “what to do with the gays,” and instead have a more […]

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The Girl in the Garden

Recently, I received an email from a former student who had lovely things to say about her memories of my classroom, but who was also a few days away from her debut novel’s publication day—always exciting…and a bit surreal.  I’m excited to introduce both the novel and the author to you.  I’ve already read the […]

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