Heart Whispers

"We can teach youth to read, but can we release their hearts?"  An artistic youth churns inside a chrysalis of adolescent confines. For the creative temperament, teen years fill with discontent. Yet, longings can inspire exploration and discovery. It is the glory of parents and teachers to direct yearning in youth by providing creative models. If we do not, imposters …

52 Misconceptions of a blogger who doesn’t “really count!”

Last night I spent a significant amount of time visiting the blogs of "40 bloggers who really count," as featured on "Times Online."        The WordPress dashboard link, "Congratulations to Our 'Bloggers Who Really Count,' caught my eye and I just had to find out what these blogs had that earned them this status. As I read through the …

49 Perspective

Perspective is a heaven-sent gift for those of us muddling through life trying to find meaning. Moreover, discovering perspective often requires leaving the familiar and venturing out into the unknown.        One desire I had for my children was that they would experience international travel. Leaving one's country helps to clarify values and pursuits.             We see our lives from a …