Teaching Thankfulness

Children receive many gifts this time of year. Let us teach them thankfulness as they receive! “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton As young as three and four, a...

Wait for it….

Advent slows us down & is especially helpful for children with special needs who need structure, predictability, and a “liturgy” to their days. When bustling holiday preparations seem overwhelming, appreciate Advent! Advent turns children away from the...

Giving Thanks

We wish all a happy Thanksgiving! We share this original poem* from my daughter Michelle, whose gratitude, confidence, and hope I greatly admire: Thanksgiving The night is fleeing ‘ere we leave the banquet hall. A little turkey, some stuffing here, Rolls and...

Measured

After she and I began studying Latin again, Michelle started writing poetry again. Fascinating to me, this is her latest: Measured Pray thee sister lend a hand, Quaint and rustic this chosen band. Afar the moon doth turn … Above the ground it burns. Pray little...

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