“A beautifully messy reality is better than the most perfect dream,” so went my nephew’s Facebook post this week. Admittedly, I still think of him as the toddler who could not resist a flower off my wedding cake before we served the guests, but in reality, he’s a burly grown man now–with obvious wisdom. [Read more…]
Little white clapboard churches with belfries and steeples conjure images of white gloves, hats, and sixties Sunday-go-to-meeting dresses. Movies like to play the old hymn “Bringing in the Sheaves” sung by shrill sopranos slightly off key to depict backward congregations out of touch with modern life.
I think they’re on to something. [Read more…]
We had the privilege of hosting our daughter and her family this week. Grandma and Papa had lots of snuggles and kisses.
Between our son-in-law’s dad visiting last week and our little adventure this week, we had some tuckered out little ones. Within an hour of their little house in the country, we managed to give them some good old Michigan fun with parks, beach, museums, pool, and lots of backyard BBQ and play time.
Daddy starts a new job today, so they all had to go back to real life. It was fun while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end. I hope you enjoy the photos.
…and that was the view this week from My Front Porch.
“Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.” The staged commercials always make me chuckle, but one day, I might actually fall, and I might not be able to get up. Something tells me I won’t be laughing then. [Read more…]
When people find out I teach for a living from my home, they get confused. Then they learn my students are from around the globe, and confusion grows. How do you teach people who don’t speak English from so far away? [Read more…]