How I Hear Him

How I Hear Him

This morning I woke myself up in the middle of a bad dream, calling out in my sleep. After being wakened, I started to think about events from last night, and yesterday. I thought about one of our children specifically. As I thought about this 

Happy New Year! Moving forward in 2020

Happy New Year! Moving forward in 2020

Happy New Year! I hope you had some lovely holiday moments in the past few weeks that warm your heart when you remember them. And I hope you have some thoughts that are lighting a flame of hope in your heart for a goal or 

Back to my full-time job

Back to my full-time job

For 9 days during the last two weeks, I was doing teacher training for Suzuki Book 1 and Book 2. It was delightful! I learned much, and I have some good stuff to share.  As an observer, I was reminded of some pivotal truths about nurturing:  “the teacher 

I heard the UPS guy singing your birthday song

I heard the UPS guy singing your birthday song

Dear Mom, I was in the school office signing in one day in March when I heard the UPS guy singing “You’ve Had a Birthday” to one of the office staff. I smiled wide as I thought, “My mom wrote that!” and I thought you would smile knowing 

He spoke my language! (Keep practicing)

He spoke my language! (Keep practicing)

Every talk that I have heard so far during conference has been inspired and inspiring, but the talk I heard not many minutes ago by a leader whose name I don’t know yet (I missed seeing it on the screen) really seemed to be speaking my 

3T: Sing to your children

3T: Sing to your children

From the time our children were born, I sang to them. Now, I am no professional singer, but there’s something about singing that helps you to share what’s in your heart even better than simply spoken words–so I love to sing. It seemed only natural 

RWM: “Give me mountains to climb” and other free music

RWM: “Give me mountains to climb” and other free music

Here’s a song that I remembered when I was thinking about “my mountains.” It’s written and sung by a young woman, Erin Thomas, and it’s free to download and enjoy: Mountains to Climb. (Scroll down the list until you come to the song.) Give me 

RTW: Motivation to keep them practicing

RTW: Motivation to keep them practicing

Sometimes my desire to to help my younger children practice (and my older children) wanes…just a little. Or a lot. OK, sometimes really a lot. The 2 weeks surrounding Nate’s mission were pretty much a wash for Peter and Anna. A no practicing holiday. Woo 

FF: Brave by Vocal Point

FF: Brave by Vocal Point

This is one my daughters’ favorite songs right now, and I think that Vocal Point does a great rendition. We’re big a cappella fans around here. Liza and her friends have some amazing voices together, and we’ve been enjoying hearing them as they work together