Thought Tuesday

A Few Simple Ways Parent Involvement Can Help Increase Student Attendance at School

Over the past couple of days I have learned some shocking news about the success of students in public education. Let's just say, attendance is a major issue. News flash: teachers can't help kids learn if kids are not in class. I know there are all kinds of reasons for why kids aren't getting to… Continue reading A Few Simple Ways Parent Involvement Can Help Increase Student Attendance at School

Menu Monday

Veggies and more veggies

It's been a good week for veggie eating. Monday I had a dentist appointment and my face was numb for half the day.  Jamba Juice to the rescue!  I had a Greens with added ginger smoothie.  When my face woke up I had a veggie dog... plain.  Dinner was a cabbage from the garden with… Continue reading Veggies and more veggies


#bethelight – Day 291-292

Yesterday and today I worked at my school without pay.  I made sure tech worked for their meetings and Professional Development sessions.  I do it because I want to make a difference... okay... and I don't want to spend hours trying to figure it what went wrong when I'm not there.  I was struck with… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 291-292

Theatre Thursday

Retaining the Life Blood of Volunteers

Nearly all of the organizations I occupy myself, survive because of the generosity of volunteers.  Whether I am working in a theatre setting or a school setting, volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of the project.  However, some of the places I volunteer and work at are losing qualified, creative, seasoned, and hard… Continue reading Retaining the Life Blood of Volunteers


#bethelight – day 290

I do love the Sabbath.  It is a blessing.  I believe the greatest kindness we can extend on the Sabbath is to devote our time to serving God and His children.  Today that service was sharing a testimony; teaching a class; listening to a story; serving my family; spending time contemplating the greatness of God. … Continue reading #bethelight – day 290

Scripture Sunday

I Will Praise Thee Forever

Today my heart is overwhelmed with awe and thanks giving because of the greatness of God. I am inspired by the song, How Great Thou Art.  A young Swedish minister, Reverend Carl Boberg of Monsteras, walked two miles along the southeast coast of Sweden in the rain and then was inspired to pen the words… Continue reading I Will Praise Thee Forever

Family Friday

Counting Down Summer at Our House

I got to the end of the week and found that I did not take very many pictures.  It's a bit of a let down.  Oops.  It's not not like we didn't do anything this week. When we got home from Utah I went into teaching mode.  However, I did stay up real late one… Continue reading Counting Down Summer at Our House


#bethelight – Day 289

I went to the farmer's market today.  As I wondered around looking at all the beautiful bounty, I enjoyed stopping to chat with the people I met.  Just as I was about to leave, I got this distinct impression that I needed to find something at the farmer's market and take it to a family… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 289


#bethelight – Day 288

Today I went the extra mile at work.  There is some turn over at my school.  It turns out that I may be one of the only people left who has any knowledge of "tech" stuff.  I was at the school supervising students in the great auditorium clean up.  However, I was needed to help… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 288