I wasn’t feeling well at all yesterday, and while that is not too great of an excuse not to write, I still didn’t. So today I must do two. (I’ll do them separately, however.)
WHO INSPIRES YOU THE MOST?
Gosh…I really sometimes just do not like this question. I mean, in what atmosphere are we talking about inspiration? I have different means of being/getting inspired.
When it comes to my family, my mother-in-law inspires me. I was around her the most when I was newly married. We actually lived with my in-laws so it was hard not to be around them. Sharon (rest in peace) had the most beautiful spirit. She never had an unkind word on her tongue. She was almost always in control of her emotions. She led her family with a servant’s heart. She rose early in the morning and prepared food for everyone. She tended to her home without complaint. And she never, ever missed her hour of prayer with the Lord. (It was always at 5pm, right after her favorite soap opera. LOL) Why did, does she inspire me? She taught me by showing and by leading and by guiding me. She helped me to be the right kind of woman, a Godly wife and mother. It was in everything she did and said that I learned how I should present myself to my family, to others, and to the Lord. I was so very blessed to have her in my life. Continue reading →
We hear so many things about ourselves from the time we are able to comprehend words, phrases, and sentences. Compliments, putdowns, inspiring words, and the like. It can sometimes be difficult to sift through all that people say to us as we fight to develop our ‘true self’. Some people pass on words as blessings and prophesies. Other times we fight to back away from words that threaten our potential. And then there are the moments of complete chaos as whether we like it, words sink in, grab hold of us, and shift our lives.
Todays writing challenge activity is to WRITE SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT I’LL NEVER FORGET. This challenge requires one to sit back and think upon all the words we’ve heard. I have to look under dark crevices, peek into shadows that I may have forgotten exist, and open up cobwebbed infested mental filing cabinet drawers. It’s not an easy activity. Especially for me because my memory is not good.
I could look as far back as the time I was a toddler. And what about that hardass but favorite English teacher…she said some pretty important things to me. And of course my mother has spoken powerful words to me. There were many things told to me that I’ll never forget. Continue reading →
Who’s the Slow Learner?: New Non-Fiction Illuminates World of Children with Special Educational Needs
Who’s the Slow Learner? offers the parents of special needs children information and tools for ensuring inclusive education..
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Students with disabilities continue to be the only remaining marginalized group for whom segregation is condoned. Twenty-two years after the 1992 amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, that marked the end of wrongful segregation and exclusion of individuals with disabilities, it is still a struggle for students with disabilities to be fully integrated in general education classes. Who’s the Slow Learner? offers parents and educators insight they can use to support students with disabilities for educational success, and to demand the dignity and respect that is their due. The new non-fiction, education book is published by Outskirts Press. Continue reading →