Life at Lee Academy

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Shirille Lee began documenting her time attempting home school through posts on Facebook titled “The Lee Academy for Hardheaded Girls.” Shirille is keeping her humor while ensuring her girls are healthy, happy, and learning during the pandemic. The featured image above is a “before home school” and thenContinue reading “Life at Lee Academy”

April Be Kind Day

It’s official. April Fool’s Day is canceled. In its place, let’s start an April Be Kind Day movement by sharing acts of kindness on social media using #AprilBeKindDay. Instead of online trickery, bad jokes and hurt feelings, we can put kindness everywhere. It’s been about two weeks since life slowed in our home. We’ve beenContinue reading “April Be Kind Day”

The Loneliness of the Cross

As our world is feeling COVID-19 isolation and asked to pray the Lord’s Prayer, I wanted to continue working through Grandpa’s study on Easter sermons. The image with this blog is the cross stitch my Mom created in 1960 from Matthew 6: 9 – 13 and is hanging in our dining room. Grandpa Whit’s messageContinue reading “The Loneliness of the Cross”

Grandpa Whit’s Easter Sermon Series

Looking for peace and comfort, I was drawn back to my Grandpa Whit’s sermon collection with an intention of updating a devotion I started. What a joy it was to discover a file marked “Easter.” It is extraordinary to have this rich body of work to study at time when our world is in needContinue reading “Grandpa Whit’s Easter Sermon Series”

Let’s Get Ready for School

Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten (English and Spanish) Let’s Get Ready for First Grade When it comes to children’s books, I have a little bias towards Stacey Kannerberg. She is a fellow Mom Congress delegate and friend who recently sent me her books to help stock the Little Free Library in our front yard. IContinue reading “Let’s Get Ready for School”

The Badass Girl’s Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators

CJ Scarlet packed “The Badass Girl’s Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators” full of tips and resources to help prepare in the event you are attacked. This is a book to be taken seriously. Read it and then share with others. CJ is a survivor. She found a way to move forward from a rapeContinue reading “The Badass Girl’s Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators”

“The Stress Overload Solution”

Imagine waking up to discover life is wonderfully easy. This is the idea behind Laurel Mellin’s latest book “The Stress Overload Solution.” Mellin offers a 30-day approach to rewiring your brain and respond to stress in a way that promotes well-being. Stress is defined as the difference between conscious expectations and unconscious expectations. It makesContinue reading ““The Stress Overload Solution””

“Little Faith, Big God”

Like a stunning sunset over the ocean, our lives become a brighter reflection of Christ when we read the Bible and share God’s truth with others. Time with Debbie W. Wilson is like that. She has a way of lifting your spirit as she shares her faith and passion to inspire others to become biblicalContinue reading ““Little Faith, Big God””

“The Pink House”

It should not come as a surprise that my first book review would be Sheila Ogle’s “The Pink House.” The charming home on S. Academy Street in downtown Cary is loved by so many people that it has become one of Cary’s Top 10 Places to Visit. Sheila’s charming home becomes the lead character inContinue reading ““The Pink House””