Summertime. For me, as a child in the 70s, that meant sunny days free from structured schedules. When I was a little girl, my sister, Sherry, and I were privileged to live on a non-working farm with lots of empty outbuildings, perfect for playing house in or to use as base for a game of tag. Many times though, we would play in our backyard … Continue reading Swing set scars
Roughly every 12 minutes in America someone dies — not from war or natural disasters, but from suicide. That’s according to the 2013 statistics from the Center for Disease Control. Suicide accounts for more lives lost, after cancer and heart disease, than any other deaths. There’s no doubt if you’ve lived long enough, you’ve known someone affected by suicide. Most commonly brought on by depression … Continue reading How can the church get better at mental illness?
It’s that time of the year again, when we honor our teachers with Teacher Appreciation Week. It wasn’t nationally recognized until 1984 when the Parent Teacher Association designated the first full week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week. The following year, the National Education Association voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.
Can I tell you a little secret, from a former teacher? Continue reading “Thank you, Mrs. Harper”