Who grew up with the Standin’ Tall series? Raise your hand! (Jessee and I did, and so did my husband.) These are oldies, but goodies. I totally remember going to bed at night and having my mom turn on one of these stories for me to listen to as I went to sleep. These short … Read More about Standin’ Tall: Audios and Coloring Books for Children
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When I worked with my church’s group of teen girls, I had one girl who was autistic. She was fantastic, but it was hard for the other girls to know what to do when she did something out of place. It was also hard for the leaders to know what to do, too. Then I … Read More about Temple Grandin: Appreciating the Gifts of Autism
Moms are amazing. But sometimes our society forgets that dads are just as important! Did you know that 85% of youths in prison come from fatherless homes? If you look at additional poverty, education and substance abuse levels, you will see a scary correlation between a lack of fathers and social ills. Fatherless children … Read More about “Courageous”: Movie Review
Age recommendation: Teens and above. From the minute I started this book, I was immediately hooked. It is absolutely amazing! Not only is it a harrowing true story of survival and triumph, but it also will make you evaluate your own gratitude (or lack there of) as you read about Lopez and what he … Read More about Gratitude and Grit: from Sudan to the Olympics Games.
Every so often, you come across the story of a remarkable person. This is a person who changes their entire life’s trajectory for others- because of love. They don’t consider how to “improve” their own lives through increased status, money, or influence. They only see others. And they only see their ability to help. This … Read More about “What is the ultimate purpose of life? To give.”