Jan 052018
 
Rich and Satisfying Life

Notice the last part–the part about rich. John 10:10 “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” Rich and Satisfying! Wow! God’s purpose is to give US a rich and satisfying life. How can that be? We are self centered and ignore [read more…]

Jan 032018
 
Everyone Should Write Their Stories

I recommend everyone write their Chicken Soup for the Soul stories. If you are a teacher, I especially encourage you to read and write Chicken Soup stories.  If you are a student, or a mom of a student, a writer, a business person, a preacher or Sunday School teacher.   Especially if you are a grandmother.  [read more…]

Jan 022018
 
Love Tech Teaching

January winds howl and icy temperatures hold me, hostage. However, thanks to Nepris, I can soar on the web to ANTONIA CRATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in NEWBERG, OREGON and share great ways to teach students to edit their writing and create stories that will make their grandma bake her best cookies and grandpa to swell with pride. How [read more…]

Jan 022018
 
Fyffe Recommended

 Caroline Fyffe writes excellent plots with well-developed characters. When Luke McCutcheon lands in jail as the prime suspect of a horrific murder, and Francis, his loyal ranch hand strives to save him, Francis has to cope with local school teacher Ashley Adair’s strong will. I really enjoyed the romance between these two. For those who [read more…]

Dec 242017
 
2017 Best Education Tip

One of my favorite education discoveries this year is Nepris – great place for a free author visit. A note from the Nepris team. “Hi Peggy! I just wanted to thank you again for leading an Industry Chat last month. You connected with 3 classrooms located in Texas, Louisiana, and Ohio, and I heard it [read more…]

Dec 112017
 
Mama's Vocabulary

Do you ever find yourself searching for a word your mama always used and it’s not in any dictionary? I “swannee” it drives me crazy. I get downright “flustrated” and waste hours searching.  Take the verb wauller. “Peggy Arlene, don’t wauller around in that mud.” Hours later, when I finally decide “wallow” is as close as [read more…]