The school year has started. As I am getting busier, I am not creating open spaces for God. Without open spaces, there is no collaboration with God. Without open spaces, I am only feigning that I want to do God’s will. When I fill all the spaces in my life, what I am saying is "not your Will God, but my will be done." "When I fill all the spaces in my life, what I am saying is not your Will God, … [Read More...]
This week we are thinking about and acting against suspicion. I was not sure how to convert this section of Lovasik’s book into a Guiding Principle for us. The more that I read the section on suspicion, the more that one person kept coming to mind. I was troubled by this because that someone is someone whom I care about deeply and she suffers from suspicious tendencies. I also keep hearing Elvis … [Read More...]
Do you know what a MOOC is? This summer I found myself enthralled with MOOCs. Using MOOCs has been both a great resources and a great distraction. These are a distraction because there is so much that I want to learn. These are a resource because they helped me learn what I need to learn. So as with all things, if you are a lover of learning (a Philomath) proceed your learning with a plan. How … [Read More...]
The chapter inspiring this post is titled “Action fosters cheer” in Lovasik’s book, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time. I will share how wet towels robbed my joy. Last week, we worked on not complaining. I became very aware of how habitual it is to complain. Sometimes, I would complain more out of habit than … [Read More...]
The start of the fall semester is the busiest time of my life. I have so much that I need to get done that I find myself getting paralyzed. It is ironic that when I need to most focused and most efficient, I waste the most time. This post is about a productivity tip: writing down where you left off saves time. I have been wrestling with getting clarity on what it is that I … [Read More...]
Last week, we worked on helping our children develop an important soft-skill, making summer goals. Summer is also a time to recharge, to explore, to spend with family, to enjoy life, and to just have fun. Here is a list of 77 fun summer activities for families. Most of these activities are free or inexpensive. Use this list to create your own. Better yet, make this a family activity. Make sure … [Read More...]
Amid the busyness of bringing the school year to a close and launching into your summer respite, there is something that I would like to encourage you to do. I know that this month brought forth an insurmountable number of tasks to complete, not only professionally but personally, as well. But please, don't forget to thank your students for being your students. As teachers the greatest … [Read More...]
Maestros y Padres
Este Día de la Madre, como en toda ocasión, debemos reflexionar y pedirle a Dios que nos guie para hacer algunos cambios que nos ayuden a mejorar como madres. Debemos asegurarnos que nuestros hábitos se aliñen y reflejen nuestras prioridades, los deseos más profundos de nuestros corazones. Me he dado cuenta que el ajetreo de la vida me ha hecho hacer de menos una tradición importante. Esta … [Read More...]
What is new?
In August 2014, the second edition of the MiraNous planners will be published! The inserts have a few updates (i.e. inspirational quotes and some small changes). Also, we have a new cover design. The new binders are custom, mixed media designs. We still offer the Signature cover and the fabric covers as well.