• grace,  Growth,  Life

    Teaching Pandemic Style: What Teachers Want You to Know

    Maybe you’ve noticed, but there are big emotions floating around out there. Decisions being made by school districts across the nation are triggering some feelings. After what seems like the longest Summer Vacation known to man, we are finally staring face to face with a brand new school year. However….teachers are overwhelmed. Just like the rest of us. For some parents, this feels like a sliver of light after walking through a dark tunnel for the past four months. We are ready to be released from the chains of this pandemic life, and more than happy to share our children with their precious teachers. We have endured 19 weeks at…

  • growing pains,  Growth,  Life

    Coffee, Kenny Loggins, and Unexpected Changes

    Change is not something that I welcome, or even handle very well. Yet here we are, surrounded by changing times and changing experiences. This random combo is just another example of the unexpected changes in life these days, particularly Wednesday nights. I had just dropped my teenagers off at church. Their youth group leaders planned the highly anticipated “Water Games” for the evening . A thunderstorm was threatening in the distance, and raindrops began tapping the windshield as soon as I pulled away from the parking lot. Well played, God. Youth group is meeting again, and this has been the absolute highlight of the summer so far. Our mid-sized church…