Quotes for November 2013

(from xlibber on flikr) This past month, I have enjoyed reading books from the library but not really the pressure of getting them read by a certain date.  Now I am back reading mostly from my kindle as we travel, and I am trying to read more non-fiction or fiction that has been on my kindle for a long time. […]

A Thanksgiving Musing

Today I was thinking about a conversation I had with a sewing lady this summer before I left Central Asia and the contrast in our lives.  While I was wondering what I should fix my family for dinner, she was wondering if her family would have enough to eat for dinner.  While I was having her sew me some clothes […]

Lessons from Asa

My kindle goes with me most everywhere.  I have this strange quirk that when I turn on my kindle if I am in the middle of a chapter in a book that I at least finish that chapter before moving to a different book.  Yesterday as I was sitting in the chiropractor’s office, my kindle was in II Chronicles and […]

James 1 and Teenagers

My teenagers are a gift from God.  I know that.  I love that.  I love my teenagers to the moon and back.  It is also a gift that I have the challenge of communicating well with my teenagers.   This challenge includes using the right tone of voice at the right time, listening before assuming, and keeping them talking even […]

10 Lessons Learned in October

We really enjoyed October with its cooler weather, pumpkin bagels, apple cider and changing leaves. Our lives have been full of school, friends and enjoying the city of Fort Worth.   In the midst of it all, I was even able to learn a few things.  So here they are. 1. I can live with less clothes.  Even though we […]