Leighton has struggled in his writing this year. His curriculum is asking him to write essays and creative writing projects of five paragraphs in length. It’s often difficult to get him to go from an outline, to a rough draft, to a completed paper in a week’s time. He isn’t a very fast typist (which … Continue reading The Power of Voice
I learned a lesson on encouragement the other day. Edric was having a lot of difficulty learning syllables. I can’t blame him. He’s just moved past decoding words. For a while, we were at the stage where he might read a word such as “tree” by sounding out each of its sounds as in … Continue reading A Lesson on Encouragement
I have always liked children’s books, especially those that have a deeper level of meaning. The Room of Wonders, by Sergio Ruzzier, is one of those books. When I take my kids to the library, my oldest runs to the back to see if there are any Big Nate books available, though he’s been reading a … Continue reading Good Books: The Room of Wonders, by Sergio Ruzzier
I've been thinking of changing the subtitle of this blog to "The Neurotic writings of a husband... etc." I used to look at blogs like mine and think, "Man, I never want to write like that when I'm older," but now I understand how out-of-touch a person can get when they're at home all the … Continue reading That Crazy, Neurotic Writer
I think it’s safe to say that most of us are cut off from each other in one way or another. The research seems to indicate that our increased dependence on social media has led to more, not less, loneliness. The only exception to this indication appears to be when a connection is made over … Continue reading Why Are We So Lonely?
I started reading 1 Samuel the other day. I want to do a serious study about the life of David. Many small forests have been cut down for all that has been written about this man, so I should have plenty of good material to study. I’m a full-time parent and dad, so I’m looking … Continue reading Samuel on Listening
I believe there are times in life when pain and difficulty are the best teachers. They say that there are certain stressful situations which, if experienced too often, can actually lead to a decline in one’s health, among other problems. Namely: Moving, changing jobs, adding children to your family, divorce, death, or sudden financial downturn. … Continue reading Change
UPDATE (4/8/19): Since writing this post, I discovered something new about my enneagram number. I thought about writing a new post, but every time I sat down to write, it came out all wrong and narcissistic. I suppose the original post was also narcissistic (as are most of my writings), but I wanted to find … Continue reading From Scattered to Scanner (UPDATED)