I just read a blog where a writer used reverse psychology to get her children to read. I’m up for whatever it takes to excite a child’s mind. Imagination is an amazing tool. Just ask any artist or writer.
The best gift for children this Christmas??? Books!!!!
Paddy the Panda is a story about a precocious panda bear and the lessons he learns about being okay with different and the importance of obeying the rules.
If you had known my son as a child, you would not be surprised that this is his life fictionalized.
If you are looking for stories that have a moral for your kiddo or your grandchild, Paddy the Panda Bear is a good choice. Christmas is just around the corner and Barnes and Noble is having a 20% off sale at the moment.
We also have a book coming out in 2019 that is about Uganda, the children and village life. The title is “Bethany and Me.” More information in the New Year. All of the profit will go to getting books into the village schools.
Above is a pre-k where we taught after the school was destroyed by a fire. These brave children helped us fight the fire. Classroom size is anywhere from 30 – 100 children with 1 exceptional teacher.
I drove by grandma and grandpas place
so many changes hard to trace
a little girl where flowers bloom
eating ice cream by the light of the moon
music played all the seasons
I loved Rudolph for many reasons
love there didn’t need yeast
family gathered for every feast
today the house I cant afford
rich with memory’s golden cord
Responding to the prompt Afford at The House of Bailey
They tease and giggle
Ugandan heat radiates
warmed by a smile
Thanks to Weekly Prompts for the photo challenge Comparison
You cant see my toes
squish, wiggle in the sand
and where the tuba blows
Ill whistle with the band
you cant know my thoughts
though a smile you might see
some things can be taught
not my giggle and glee
you wont hear the whispered hush
goodness daily do I pray
God is where I put my trust
each and every day
and with much hope
courage for the King
if I have one vote
its to serve Him faithfully
Art: Winslow Homer “Boys Wading” photo taken at National Gallery of Art
writing in the margins
so much more to say
cold and cloudy day
filling up the pages
lost amidst the line
start where ended
fretful is my mind
notes are merging
losing the details
misty is the matter
flattened now my scales
Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease for the elderly. People working in the filed have found that music helps retain some connections to life’s memories.
I waved goodbye to my little Bethany who has been my friend over many years and many countries. We tell stories about Jesus together. Today she chose to leave with a friend. Her name is Stella and she is nine years old. Stella and Bethany my la fofo will love village children together.
It’s hard not to shed a tear when my friend and I have shared so much. I am proud of Bethany that she willingly flew into Stella’s satchel for the trip to the village.
Goodbye Bethany. I love you!!!!
And to our dear Acoli family we say goodbye for now. Goodbyes hurt but we are joyful to love you!!!