Need a Good Soak?

The other day I learned that the Hebrew word for “inspiration” comes from the verb “to soak or to bathe.”  This fun fact has stayed in the forefront of my mind.  In fact, I can’t stop thinking about it.  Too often I assume that “inspiration” strikes on a whim, forgetting that it’s very much related to what we…

They say a trip to the Holy Land is life-changing…

Two years ago today I landed in Israel for the first time. I went reluctantly. A trip to the Holy Land was PJ’s dream. I was nervous. For me, it was like strapping into a scary roller coaster — clenching my fists, closing my eyes, holding my breath, and willing it to be over as…

The Chugging of My Brain Train

I read an interesting blog post this week that a friend shared on Facebook. It was about whether or not everybody experiences the phenomenon of the internal monologue. It seems most people are able to hear the sound of their voice in their heads and, indeed, have silent conversations with themselves. But a smaller percentage…

I Love Morning Time

And, by that, I do NOT mean that I am a "morning person". That's fodder for a whole other post. My favourite part of our homeschool day happens during breakfast. It's what we (and countless other homeschoolers) call "morning time". We have been at this homeschooling thing for longer than I realized. I kept thinking…