Saturday, May 5, 2012


Why not consider a mission trip for your vacation this year? And then, write your own short story documenting your experiences.

Here's a little motivation:

The best way to walk a mile in another person's shoes is to experience a mission trip. But what's it like from the perspective of a teenager? Interview follows:
Where did you go:
Joe: " We went to a community just outside of Pittsburgh."
Was this you first mission trip?
Joe: "yes."
What did you do?
Joe: " We mostly helped at The Boys and Girls Club of America. Where we played and talked with the children. We also did devotions everyday with another crew from the mission trip. As we did devotions some kids wanted to join us. We slept at a christian school where we also would eat and spend our free time. And we also took showers at the school (with a hose in the backyard in our bathing suits).
Was it what you thought it would be?
Joe: "yes."
Has your life changed because of it? How?
Joe: "Yes, me and along with many other people, feel closer to God. It also made me realize that some of these people don't have nearly as much as I do. I loved it and I would do it again in a heartbeat."
End of Interview.
Some may find it surprising that it was what he thought it would be. There are no five star accommodations on most mission trips. The only provisions are the ones that are donated by another person or organization. But for some unselfish reason this teen already expected that and was ready for it.
For more information on missions, check with your church and see what they participate in.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Jesus Calling

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, by: Sarah Young.
I believe a lot of people have picked this book  up at Costco. It's a gem. A friend of mine bought it for me. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Question of the month:
Do you think lodging facilities should have out-the-door pricing?

Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Google Earth offers more than just cool maps

Google Earth has expanded into other areas such as history, to help supplement learning. For some pages you may need to download a plug-in but the 3-D graphics and resources could be very appealing to young learners who prefer visuals.
Here are just some of the topics offered:
  • Classroom Resources
  • Talk Teacher-To-Teacher
  • Student Work Showcase
  • and more...
Check it out here:

Sunday, September 4, 2011


We are living in a paradigm shift. How we "do life" has changed. There is no "extra" in our bank accounts and we can't afford things that were once considered essential.

Homeschoolers are looking for more economical ways to teach other than footing a huge curriculum bill every September. Parents are looking for ways to keep-up with what their kids are learning in school. Adults are looking for new careers. And the reasons go on and on.....

The following list is not exhaustive by any means...but, rather a taste of what you can find on the internet.

A List of FREE, OnLine, Learning Resources:
Google "Free Learning" for an extensive list of resources.
And, don't forget your local library.
Have a great day, have a great life!

Friday, July 22, 2011

What Kind of Vitamins and/or Minerals Does a Teen Need Per Day?

  • Water-soluble vitamins; C and B-Complex
  • Fat-soluble vitamins; A, D, E, and K

A teenager has a growing and developing body whose nutritional needs are different from those of adults. Minerals and vitamins provide support for many bodily functions including bone maintenance, organ maintenance and repair, skin integrity and immune strength. Regular physical activity helps the body digest, absorb and use the nutrients you get from foods.

Read more:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ways to Use That Garden

Gardening is great! It's even greater when you know how to use the food you grow.'s super awesome when you know the nutritional value of the food you're eating and how the body uses those nutrients.

Don't have time or money to hire a Life Coach? Read! Don't have time to read? Check out some easy-to-read, concise articles from someone who's been in the healthcare field for many years.
       For recipes, food and nutrition information. 
God Bless!