Watched this really interested TED video on game theory and human psychology of motivation. The parts about the inefficiency of traditional grades as opposed to leveling rang true in what I have seen motivate my girls. We already de-emphasize grades and set goals. I am wondering if leveling would be an even better way of doing things! It gives tangible goals and encouragement. Hmmm... interesting. Angel
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Kaiya Rain Zhen amazes me CONSTANTLY!!!!!! This is her giving her Polka Dot a bit of a Old Testament survey. What a SMARTY PANTS! The girl is remarkable and precious and full of love and trouble. ;-) Angel
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I am excited about decorating my first BOY ROOM!!! I have been dreaming a little and here is what we are thinking of doing.... It's a African Jungle theme! :-)
I like the paint in this pic. I think we will do the green and giraffe print. How CUTE is that???
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
When Zoe lived in Guatemala waiting for her adoption process to be completed she lived in a very special foster home with a wonderful family that helped her get ready for life in the US. Two other Guataprincesses lived with her in that home for over a year. They were all adopted into different parts of the US. As you can imagine the bond between them is something very special. I became friends with both of their forever mammas and we make an effort to keep that special friendship going.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
I want to introduce you to a very special young lady named Addisyn. Addisyn is the kind of girl you HOPE and PRAY your daughter becomes... at least if you're like me. She has a heart that is precious and broken for the least of these. She loves Jesus and her neighbor with everything she has inside. I have had the privilege of knowing her for years and even getting to go on a mission trip with her and her WONDERFUL momma. What a JOY to watch her on the move.
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Friday, August 06, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Here's my thing. I don't wanna be one of those people who makes you feel like you should have an F-!!! I don't want to ever walk around pretending that I've got this thing figured out.
Monday, August 02, 2010
lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
his name is the LORD;
exult before him!
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.