Courage in the Brittle Places

By |August 22nd, 2015|

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”  ~Thomas Merton
What do you do when you feel as dry as a brittle twig. […]

Courage as Our Meditation

By |August 16th, 2015|

Currently my family is preparing to move!  The big move day is next week and one week from now we will be in a new home.

Moving is a beast.  The kids are having emotions, The Builder and I are on edge, even the dog seems depressed.  Our intention is to downsize and simplify, but we […]

Goodness in a Child

By |July 19th, 2015|

No matter where you are in the world today, no matter your lot in life, you can choose to find goodness in a child.  You can choose to celebrate!

Ask me how I know?

As I step off the van, I am greeted by an exploration of my white skin…

…kind touch softens hard hearts…

…today I spent most […]

Learn Forward from the Pages of a Book

By |July 5th, 2015|

How can we Learn Forward from the pages of a book?

Allow me a story from my week…

Creating meaningful relationships where you “belong” often includes some aspect of physical connection.  Even my big kids still cuddle up for back rubs or lean in for hugs and kisses and my cozy cuddles with the “baby” keep me […]

A Flower in the Stone

By |June 28th, 2015|

Like fireflies in a mason jar, let’s collect moments of joy and play throughout the summer!

As a mom and an educator, I find ‘moments of joy’ challenging because they are surrounded by moments of ordinary.  And I also wonder…maybe the ordinary moments ARE actually the joy moments.

Maybe all my heart needs is the truth of together, […]

Grow in a Cup of Sunshine

By |June 21st, 2015|

Summer is upon us!  We are calling our summer theme “Sand, Sunnies, and Sandwiches” and inviting you to enjoy your child more this summer with Learn Forward.

Now is the perfect time to download your #LearnForward app with nourishment and inspiration to a focus on matters most and to fill your days with joy!

My inspiration for […]

One Secret for Getting the Most Out of Summer

By |June 14th, 2015|

Learn Forward is focused on what matters most.  What matters most in your summer?  How can we faithfully invest in the five most important journeys: faith, worthiness, selfhood, belonging, and changemaking?

If you are new to these journeys, please subscribe at Learn Forward to receive your free Starter Kit.  It is a powerful beginning.

I’m sure you have many ideas […]

In Focus with Learn Forward

By |March 15th, 2015|

Have you ever watched a child play with a magnifying glass? It’s best outside in the warm sunshine.  They crouch down with the toil of it.  Consider how focused they are in exploring their world.  They watch the ants, as if ants were the only creature on earth. 

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Failure as a Stone on a Path to Mastery (Part 3)

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Every mother wants her child to achieve.  Every father wants to know his child is a winner!  But, what do we do when our child competes and doesn’t win?  What do we do when our child doesn’t end up at the top?  What happens, when in comparison, our child doesn’t compare?What does Worthiness whisper in […]

The Shape of Worthiness

By |February 15th, 2015|

This morning I read the quote, “Write the book you want on your shelves.”  I do feel compelled to explore how a sense of worthiness develops.  The exploration is the writing.   […]