Tales Magic Monastry by Theopane the Monk

“Here, the charming, mature stories from the internationallly beloved monk are accompanied by original art. Like the parables of Jesus, these tales repeatedly unfold new levels of meaning if we are willing to sit with them.” By Publisher I agree. One tale that keeps me in a meditative state is: “I sat there in aweContinue reading “Tales Magic Monastry by Theopane the Monk”

Meet Dawn Collins

Admittedly, I am a hippie. A yoga practicing, Birkenstock wearing, tree hugging, vegetarian, peace, love and happiness hippie. I’d rather go the holistic route than any other because that’s what works for me. I don’t want or even try to impose my ideas on others, I don’t want the responsibility for one thing and who amContinue reading “Meet Dawn Collins”

Lent!

(a Valentine gift from my son 2013) “Sarah Parsons (Bio) recently completed a master’s degree at the University of Tennessee College of Social Work and intends to become a psychotherapist. She holds a BA in Religious Studies from Yale University and a master of divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School.” Impressive, don’t you think? IContinue reading “Lent!”

What did you want to be when you grew up? Or when you grow up?

 I wanted each child to have enough bread to eat, beautiful dress and bonnet to wear. And, yes, a perfect match of purse and shoes. The color and match suited for each child and not what another thought might be right for them. I would dress the little goats and lambs alike. (Literally the animal)Continue reading “What did you want to be when you grew up? Or when you grow up?”

Susie, What Are You Thankful For?

In Kindergarten music class, one of the goals is to begin to help the students match vocal tones sung to them by the  teacher.  One of the little exercises I am using this year is to sing the child’s name and then sing , in a sing-songy question to which I have already demonstrated aContinue reading “Susie, What Are You Thankful For?”