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ToraGirl

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    World travel, missions, gardening, walking, Trader Joe's, independent coffeehouses, nearly every type of music, reading, Jesus, and of course, AUBURN in any capacity!
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    Deatsville, AL "zoned for Millbrook"
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  1. That's encouraging...#mybackyard
  2. Or...this. Love me some Cousin It!
  3. My friends, this is so RAW! We are learning so much as WellSpring (www.welcometowellspring.com) tries to go virtual. One of those things is, "Forget the flash. Excuse the imperfection. Eyes off self. Get the message of hope out. Maybe it will catalyze others to jump out of their boxes, too!" Yesterday, Palm Sunday, we had "Drive In" church, as permitted on pages 2 and 3 of Governor Ivey's 4/3/2020 "Stay At Home" proclamation for Alabama. I'm going to share the Facebook Live Vid for Mike's sermon...I know I'm biased, but this one will perpetually preach for the comfort and challenge alone during this time. As for the worship? I have no trained voice, just loaves and fish for however God wants to use them. The first part of the video is even sideways, but fortunately with the dry run, we'll have at least that part worked out for Easter. We aren't flashy...how can you be when you start from scratch, breathed to life through prayer, and work strictly with volunteer staff and a little-but-growing team of hardworking, regular folks? I have a feeling that this will resonate with at least one person, though, so I post anyway. Blessings, joy, and laughter...FEAR NOT! (If any of us has any self-consciousness left after this Grand Adventure called Corona101WorldWide, big wow to them!)
  4. Nathan...I said it and I believe it...we will either see a rise in homeschooling or a fleeing away from it, depending upon the family! I can so see it working for countless, though! Do it! I am loving "learning with more spontaneity." Our amazing Superintendent phrased it as "breaking the rules with integrity for the best sake of our learners." Translation: we KNOW we operate under all kinds of confines ordinarily, at the whim and pacing of lawmakers and curriculum publishers. Now, we as teachers get to give all of our roles away...policeman, nurse, mediator, all the rest I won't take the time to type...and now we get to teach our babies for the joy of learning. This time is wicked...but in many, many ways it's a gift of what we have too long forgotten we needed.
  5. Adore. Andy Griffith. No other occurrence could send us to Mayberry, I don't believe. In the Terri Blackstock First Light series, an immobilization happens...3 years' duration? (Lord, have mercy!), but not thru biological means. NO POWER OR TECH. Everyone growing food, bartering, warding off raiders. It could be MUCH worse! Your wife and I are so similar! Tell her Zoom is easy... and addictive! Got two weekly Zoom meetings for instruction, and have been producing, uploading story vids, but am thinking of adding some "bring your lunch chat" and "bedtime story" optional Zoom gatherings...wading in slowly, though. 🤪😂 My favorite thing is writing them snail mail letters and including a SASE for return... old, vanishing art.
  6. I just think this is tremendous. I stole it...😉 "ABSOLUTELY LOVE ❤️ THIS: With the rest of the school year cancelled, students will miss 2 to 2.5 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education... But what if... What if instead of falling “behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this? Hear me out. What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing. What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet. What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower? What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home? What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less? What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home. What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday? What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place? What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life? What if they are AHEAD?" 🙏🏼🏡♥️🏫
  7. ABSOLUTELY LOVE ❤️ THIS: With the rest of the school year cancelled, students will miss 2 to 2.5 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education... But what if... What if instead of falling “behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this? Hear me out. What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing. What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet. What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower? What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home? What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less? What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home. What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday? What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place? What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life? What if they are AHEAD? 🙏🏼🏡♥️🏫
  8. ABSOLUTELY LOVE ❤️ THIS: With the rest of the school year cancelled, students will miss 2 to 2.5 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education... But what if... What if instead of falling “behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this? Hear me out. What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing. What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet. What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower? What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home? What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less? What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home. What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday? What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place? What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life? What if they are AHEAD? 🙏🏼🏡♥️🏫 (...BORROWED, BUT LOVE IT)
  9. Thank you so much for all you do! That is a huge responsibility. 🦅