Living Arts Weekly: Kindness

Living Arts Weekly: Kindness

August 11, 2019 Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. – Harold S. Kushner As I mentioned in last week’s blog post, Rahima and I are in Xi’an, China teaching in LifeWays’ first Birth to Three course.  I have learned so many …

Living Arts Weekly: Abundance

Living Arts Weekly:  Abundance

August 4, 2019 Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.  -Saint Basil This week finds Rahima and me in China, teaching for LifeWays!  We’ll hopefully have lots of things to share with you from this wonderful trip, where Rahima …

Living Arts Weekly: Pause, again

Living Arts Weekly: Pause, again

July 28, 2019 The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.  – Mark Twain The challenge was to snap a photo of a moment in time and write a little reflection to help you remember the moment. And the winner is….. Maria Allen!  Her photo …

Living Arts Weekly: Remembering Joan Almon

Living Arts Weekly:  Remembering Joan Almon

July 21, 2019 Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child.  – Joan Almon This past Sunday, we lost a bright shining light and advocate for children when Joan Almon passed away.  Here are a few words from Cynthia about this remarkable woman: Dear Friends, There is a common …

Living Arts Weekly: Pause

Living Arts Weekly: Pause

July 14, 2019 There is a time to do, and a time not to do, and when we are slave to the habit of doing we are unable to distinguish between them.  – Charles Eisenstein The photo above was posted on social media this week by LifeWays mama Meagan Schultz.  Meagan wrote, “Look Daddy,” he …

Living Arts Weekly: Patriotism

Living Arts Weekly: Patriotism

July 4, 2019 A year ago, our Living Arts Weekly blog post expressed LifeWays North America’s sorrow about the reports, photos and audio recordings that had been just released of the children separated from their parents at our border. As an organization that works on behalf of children, we were hopeful when our leaders said …

Living Arts Weekly: Summer Fun

Living Arts Weekly: Summer Fun

June 30, 2019 In summer, the song sings itself.     -William Carlos Williams Summer is short!  July is already upon us; can you believe it? Sometimes it can feel like summer is a runaway train, and we are simply hanging on for the ride.  Take a moment today to jot down your intentions for the …

Living Arts Weekly: Honoring Fathers

Living Arts Weekly:  Honoring Fathers

June 16, 2019 When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.  ― Mark Twain Happy Father’s Day! It’s funny the …