Batteries NOT Included

I prided myself on my diplomacy and calm demeanor. I thought I was pretty unflappable, actually. I never considered myself impatient or short-tempered. I worked AND I was a mom. It was hard. It was r...

Another Type of Reading

There are many things that can only be said without words. Yes, without words. This summer we launched a visual literacy campaign inside my guild. We began with observational exercises. I call this c...

A Future Not Our Own

In my first days, with backbone and grit, I looked far above the heads of my three-year-old train-fan and my drooling, nursing newborn, far beyond the aged cedars that fortressed our Sierra Nevada ho...

Wednesday Web Walk

Each Wednesday, we do our best to bring you a “Web Walk.” Yep!   We keep our eyes scouring the web for blogs outside of Heart of the Matter…blogs that are like-minded. We pick articles that we know w...

Faith and Fantasy Part 1

Myth. Fairy tale. Fantasy. These words may bring a wary feeling into the minds of Christian parents, especially parents of preteens and teenagers. There’s a good reason for that. Today’s society has ...