Tag archive: children

Make The Ordinary Come Alive

Make The Ordinary Come Alive

As Linda is currently on holidays, please enjoy one of her most popular posts. A friend recently shared this poem with me as it really struck a cord with her: Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness. Help them instead…

You Are Special

You Are Special

Have you read Max Lucado’s children’s book ‘You Are Special’? It’s an incredibly insightful book for children and adults alike. Here’s an abbreviated version: The Wemmicks were small wooden people. They were carved by a woodworker named Eli who lived on a hill. All day the Wemmicks did the same thing: They gave each other…

Make The Ordinary Come Alive

Make The Ordinary Come Alive

A friend recently shared this poem with me as it really struck a cord with her: Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is a way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the…

A Dance To Remember

A Dance To Remember

I recently saw a YouTube clip of a young boy dancing. While he wasn’t even five foot tall he danced way beyond his years. I’m no technical dancer but the way he moved his body and controlled his muscles was incredible. He kept in time with the music beautifully and told a story with his…

Missing The Point

Missing The Point

I was recently building a train track with our almost four year old. Growing up in an all girl family I never had a train set. Besides, Thomas the Tank Engine hadn’t made it big yet! I found my imagination didn’t stretch far enough for Lego when I was young, but with trains there’s enough…

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