I remember when I had to suffer through this. New Math. It was taught during the 1950's—1970's. It was supposed to be a dramatic change in the way math was taught, emphasizing “discovery learning.” Students worked in groups to invent theories about the problems posed in the textbooks. The goal was get past children only … Continue reading New Math
This idea is genius! I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. Maybe you've heard of carbon offsets. A carbon offset, sometimes called a carbon credit, refers to paying someone else to reduce their carbon emissions or increase their carbon sequestration (as in by planting trees) in order to offset your own carbon … Continue reading I’m going to make Millions!
I have been reviewing 2020 to look for moments I can be grateful for. The biggest one has been the connections I've made with others. I have had more meaningful conversations with people over the phone and through emails than in previous years. Folks are happy to talk and we have shared more in a … Continue reading Fingerprints
In my efforts to be more mindful to express gratitude daily, I realized that sometimes it is the simple pleasures that brings us to a place of thankfulness. Like the way my mouth feels after brushing my teeth. A warm bed. The first cup of coffee in the morning. Vanilla lip balm. Cocoa butter lotion. … Continue reading Flames
It was like a nightmare and horror movie all rolled into one. It felt like slow motion. I'm desperately climbing out of a dark pit toward the light. I get just to the top and as I claw my way to dry ground, a hand grabs my ankle and tries to pull me back into … Continue reading Hopefully
We are just one week away from celebrating Thanksgiving here in America. I like the idea of a reminder to celebrate thankfulness, but also realize that it is something I need to do every day, not just once a year. So I have been striving to have an attitude of gratitude in 2020, well because … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
I hope you are in need of a good laugh today, because boy do I have a doosie! I was reminded of this story today as it was so squishy by the chicken pens. Brace yourselves! The recipe for this soup is as follows: Take 8 feet of piled up snow, let it melt naturally … Continue reading The Chicken Poop Soup Story
Have you heard me laughing out loud lately? Well I have, big deep belly laughs. I fully believe God laughs right along with us when we are awake enough to spot His humor in our lives. It all started with some “random coincidences,”— occurrences strung together for no apparent reason. Recently my favorite coffee mug … Continue reading Coincidence?
About two years ago I awoke in the middle of the night to 3:16. Not sure what 3:16 verse, so after careful consideration, I determined I needed to look up and write down each and every 3:16 verse in the Bible. It was a very eye opening self-study. Recently I've become friends with Kamryn Adams, … Continue reading Details
We've all been there and done that. You know, mistake the lyrics of songs. I remember a commercial in 2009 from T-Mobile that had a couple in a car and the guy was singing a song by Def Leppard. He incorrectly sang the lyrics as “pour some shook up ramen.” His wife/girlfriend was able to … Continue reading What?