True Beauty

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.—1 Peter 3:3-4

First thing every morning, my mother would get dressed, do her hair and apply makeup. (more…)

Public, Private, Homeschool: Making the Right Education Choice

But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. – 1 Timothy 1:5

It’s that time of year when one school year wraps up and parents are already looking toward the next. Some children will begin school as kindergarteners in the fall. These parents, along with parents of children for whom this (more…)

Let Life Imitate Art

As a writer, I’m hypercritical of books and movies. It’s hard to read a book without editing or rewriting it as I read, and it’s hard to watch a movie without calling out vapid dialog or flat storylines. But my biggest pet peeve is something all my literature and writing instructors drilled into me: A properly written story should be character-driven, not plot-driven.

The (more…)