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First Day of Spring

Although just a few days ago the snow was still blowing into drifts on our road, spring is officially here! The trees know that and are sending up sweet sap which some of my friends toilsomely turn into maple syrup. We know, too, and are almost ready to order our seeds for the summer, dreaming […]

January and February: Life, High School, Books, and More

What a winter it’s been—snow, ice, two big thaws, and now almost spring, but with a veil of fresh snow. Weather is such a changing thing.  One day I watched fluffy clouds race through a ‘peaceful’ blue sky and was astonished at how turbulent they were.  In the space of time it took each cloud […]

Worksheets Based on The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

Sometimes a person gets involved in a project that just grows and grows.   While I was writing an article on Shaunti Feldhahn’s The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages and simultaneously trying to understand how to help a friend apply its wisdom to her marriage, it occurred to me that I needed to make a […]

Nature in January

We live in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, yet in the past I often forgot to notice what God was doing outside.  That was both ungrateful and foolish. The tiny walks I now regularly take have been such a joy.  What a relief from the everyday busyness of algebra, cellular reproduction, […]

Banana Peach ‘Mushrooms’

For a celebration this month, one of my children requested a special treat from the past, these simple Banana Peach ‘Mushrooms’.  I used to make them occasionally when the children were small, so long ago that Miss 15 cannot even recall them, and they always brought joy then.  They did the same now. I hope […]

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