Category Archives: children

52 Week Photo Challenge – Wk 1 – Goodbye

I stumbled on another photo challenge and since I love using my Nokia 820 Windows Phone to capture snapshots all over the place I thought this would be another great challenge. The host of this particular challenge is Jeanne’s Blog … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Activity

We are finally into one of my most favorite times of the year. Because of my Christian faith Christmas holds a special meaning. Over the years we all develop traditions to mark this season. Decorating, parties, Christmas plays, Cantatas and … Continue reading

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My Favorite Music Makers

When we first thought about having children, one of the things my wife and i prayed for them was the gift of musical talent. I have always loved music and became enamored with the music of the Eighties when I … Continue reading

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When A Pie to My Face Can Motivate a Kid

Recently I was blessed to accept the opportunity to guide the missions activities at my church. It sprang from the trip I took with eleven others to deliver shoe box gifts to some children in the Central America country of … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Happy Happy Joy Joy

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy? I am blessed to have two children who are part of the high school marching band … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Show and Tell

You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation.  I love growing flowers and plants. The whole process of either starting something beautiful from a seed … Continue reading

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2012 Belize Trip – Speaking a Common Language

I remember with fondness the morning our pastor announced the mission trip to Belize that I was blessed to join. While I cannot exactly recall the date, I know it was mid summer, some six months prior to departure. Feeling this was an answer … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids About Growing Plants

Back when I had a greenhouse business, from 2002-2007, I had some opportunities to host field trips from my children’s school classes. This was a wonderful way to get the young kids interested in how things work. Unfortunately these days … Continue reading

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