Is summer over yet?

I’M ALMOST READY FOR the predictability of the school-year schedule. I don’t want to wish away my summer with all of its relaxed attitude and flip-flops and casual dress and late dinners and extra parking at the Metro lot. But my kids, whether they realize it or not, are showing signs of needing the structure … Continue reading Is summer over yet?

Irreverent (imaginary) Tweets

HERE ARE SOME THINGS I MIGHT HAVE TWEETED this morning while sitting in the choir loft at my church, through not one but two morning services. This happens from time to time, on Big Church Sundays, that the choir is asked to sing during both services. Most of the time, this isn't a big deal … Continue reading Irreverent (imaginary) Tweets

Be afraid when kids get quiet… even if they’re in 7th grade.

... actually, probably, ESPECIALLY if they're in 7th grade. Because, as bad as it is when it's loud? It's even scarier when it's quiet. Today is the second day in a row the kids don't have school. Yesterday, it was the teachers' professional day that follows the end of each marking period. And today, of course, … Continue reading Be afraid when kids get quiet… even if they’re in 7th grade.