Railene chose this weeks blog image- her squishy, Keyra It’s hard to believe we are in the month of April already. The temperature is gradually warming; the snow is melting, and my children are finally able to go outside without heavy snow-gear on (usually). This month is by far my favourite for three reasons: Spring, … Continue reading Triple T’s – Total Surprise, Turning 33, and Tracking Amazon Packages
Hide and Seek and Remembering Promises.
A beam of light shining through the pitch-black woods, searching for a shadowed silhouette. Hiding behind a rock, my heart raced as the distance between the seeker and my hiding spot closed. Behind me, about fifty feet “on my six”, was another youth hiding behind a clump of trees. The beam of light leapt over … Continue reading Hide and Seek and Remembering Promises.
Ice Skating for Noobs, Chinese “Spy” Balloons, and Laser Tag Heroics
Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a great week. These last two weeks have been filled with lots of action and some hair-raising events. I've experienced some things out of my norm; which will be included in this post today. Besides my own personal stories, I will also be commenting on the ongoing … Continue reading Ice Skating for Noobs, Chinese “Spy” Balloons, and Laser Tag Heroics
“A Teacher’s Log, Marvel Comics and Isaac’s Daily Report”
Hello folks, it feels like a long time coming since I last wrote a blog post. I am now starting to understand when my fellow teachers say, "There is never enough time to get work done." As a first year teacher, things have been really exciting and like a roller coaster ride - all part … Continue reading “A Teacher’s Log, Marvel Comics and Isaac’s Daily Report”
Sharing is Caring
"Sharing is caring, Isaac." I watched as Isaac processed the words spoken to him by his big sister. She had reminded him of this novel idea, while sitting at the kitchen table; however I missed the first part of the conversation. Isaac responded, " Benaiah share with me, Railene share, and Ava share with me; … Continue reading Sharing is Caring
Lightspeed and Heartbreak
Holy moly! Things are moving at a fast pace lately. It seems like only yesterday I started teaching again after many years; and that it didn't seem all that long ago that Isaac was using his bedroom wall (the one adjacent to my room) as a drum. The children are growing faster than I ever … Continue reading Lightspeed and Heartbreak
A New Chapter: Changing Careers, Checkpoint Children, and understanding Psalm 56.
Well hello there, it's been quite some time since my last blog post. So long in fact, my preoccupations with life and career change made my commitment to my readers slide. For that, I offer a sincere apology. I understand that when life gets hectic, certain things get pushed to the side, and with that … Continue reading A New Chapter: Changing Careers, Checkpoint Children, and understanding Psalm 56.
Stories about Courage: Those That Rise Up – Part 1
(www.skipprichard.com Hey folks, hope your week was great. Ours was a bit rocky and unpredictable, but yet through it all, we’ve seen yet again the faithfulness of God during difficult times. This weeks blog is about - courage. How we, as human beings, can rise above chaos and make sacrifices for someone or something. I … Continue reading Stories about Courage: Those That Rise Up – Part 1
Wieners and Sausages
What do you do, when your dog eats not one, not two, but ten raw moose sausages? Oh yes, coming in at a whopping nine pounds, plus two pounds of moose meat... meet Asher, my miniature Dachshund. (I love the picture of my wife and Asher, on our wedding day). Sitting in my lap now … Continue reading Wieners and Sausages
The Difference Of 150 Feet
Photo by Ritche Perez on Pexels.com What a difference 150 feet can make. Sitting on a bench, overlooking a duck pond across from the Johnson Geo Centre in St. John's, I began to reflect on this fact. About 150 feet to my left, lies another wooden bench that I usually sit on during my lunch … Continue reading The Difference Of 150 Feet