Conviction is a gift from the Holy Spirit. Conviction is that nagging sense that you are doing something that you know is wrong, but you keep doing it, and you keep justifying it, over and over and over and over again.
When I first attended graduate school, it was at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I was far from home for the first time, and I was enrolled in a brand new MFA program. There were four of us in the program, and since we spent about ninety hours a week together, we became fast… Continue reading Piano Payment #4: Sean’s Mom’s Lasagna
Well. We missed three weeks of piano lessons in a row due to illness. Our teacher’s family had strep and the flu, then we had strep, then they had strep again. Finally, last week, we got to return to our normal schedule. Yay! Miss A said her kids are really enjoying my cooking, which is… Continue reading Piano Payment #3: Macaroni & Cheese Casserole
We had our second piano lesson last week. It makes me chuckle, because unlike gross motor skill things like soccer, this is proving to be…challenging for our young man. He is already frustrated that he cannot magically play the songs we sing at church! Anyway, I “paid” this week with beef vegetable soup and cornbread… Continue reading Piano Payment #2: Beef Vegetable Soup
Little Man began piano lesson last week. We have been considering starting him in lessons, as he LOVES music, claims he wants to be a worship leader when he grows up, and he desperately wants to learn to play the guitar. I believe the first instrument any child should learn should be the piano, so… Continue reading Piano Payment #1: Breakfast for Dinner
* When Little Man expresses his developing temper, I wonder if this is: A) his personality developing, B) an adoption thing or C) normal toddler behavior. He pulls at his clothes, he smacks away our hands, he throws himself on the ground and cries… * I often wonder how much he “gets” about being adopted.… Continue reading Things on My Mind Lately
I have planned menus for a while now. But I like how this girl thinks. Maybe “girl” is offensive. I like how this woman thinks!!! Go here – you can get her February meal plan FOR FREE!! I downloaded it. It looks yummy & easy. And it might take some frustration out of what’s for… Continue reading What’s For Dinner?