Writing Teacher & Conferring

Conferring is simply a conversation with another writer. Let's not make it more complicated than it needs to be. - Ruth Ayres

Keep me in...

Keep me in Your Word so that I can be encouraged and be an encourager to those around me. - Tracy Klehn


The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. - Robert John Meehan

I write...

I write to find out what I didn't know. - Robert Frost

To love...

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will be certainly be wrung and possibly broken. - C. S. Lewis

The Miraculous

I believe God embedded the miraculous in the ordinary, and it is our task to discover and celebrate it. - Kent Nerburn


Pray when you feel like it. For there is no greater expression of emotion than to use it and fuel it in the presence of God. And pray when you don't feel like it because there is no greater expression of faith than to use it in the absence of evidence or emotion. - Alan Scott


There are no unimportant jobs, no unimportant people, no unimportant acts of kindness. - Author Unknown

They See and Hear You

Remember, your children learn more from what they see and hear you do than from the best lecture you can muster. - Todd Cartmell

Pity Party

Having yourself a pity party is a good clue you are relying on your own strength and not God's. - Lysa TerKeurst

A simple act...

A simple act of encouragement and faith in a child can change the course of their lives. - Joy Vega

It is wonderful...

It is wonderful what you can do when you have to - C.S.Lewis

Students need...

Students need to know they have a place in this world, and not only a place, but a voice. - Kristen Ziemke

Only He is...

Remember: God never intended for us to rely on others for our sense of well-being. Only He is equipped to provide that. - Lysa TerKeurst

Open my eyes, Lord

Open my eyes, Lord, so that I can see how you want to use me this day. - Wendy Blight

A Community of Learners

Children learn and develop best when they are part of a community of learners – a community in which all participants consider and contribute to one another’s well being and learning. - Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp


It's important for girls to hear from their dads that they're beautiful and fearfully and wonderfully made. - Vicki Courtney

The Power of God

It is not the words we say that makes a difference, it is power of God accompanying them. - Stormie Omartian

The reason we struggle with...

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel. - Steven Furtick

There is nothing...

There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up his power in answer to their prayers. - Oswald Chambers

Sometimes when...

Sometimes when we get overwhelmed, we forget how big God is. - A.W. Tozer


It is becoming increasingly clear through research on the brain, as well as in other areas of study, that childhood needs play. Play acts as a forward feed mechanism into courageous, creative, rigorous thinking in adulthood. - Tine Bruce

Sacrifice of Praise

Whether it's a financial crunch, a sudden illness, or a personal defeat, if you fix your heart on praise to God, then you have offered a sacrifice. If you've ever cried during those heartbreaking difficulties, "Lord, I will hope in You and praise You more and more." then you know you have offered words that have cost you plenty. Praise in those circumstances is painful...Please remember this: Most of the verses written about praise in God's Word were voiced by people faced with crushing heartaches...they know that the sacrifice of praise was a key to victory on their spiritual journey. - Joni Eareckson Tada

God often...

God often proves Himself when we feel we have the least to offer. - Beth Moore

She wanted...

She did not want to move, or to speak. She wanted to rest, to lean, to dream. She felt very tired. - Virginia Woolf

Tell Your Story

When you tell your story you give people permission, and the courage, to tell their story. - Angela Maiers

Just the knowledge...

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier. - Kathleen Norris


Pondering = [L pouderane, weigh] to think deeply about, consider carefully

The Secret of Writing

Here's the secret of writing: there is no secret. - Ralph Fletcher

Some days...

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. - Emory Austin

Praying for Friends

Prayer connects hearts like nothing else I know. When we pray for our friends we are drawing them into the presence of our heavenly Father, shielding them from the evils of the world, loving them by holding them close in spirit. - Tracy Klehn, Growing Friendships


People want to write. The desire to express is relentless. - Donald Graves

All I can do is...

I am so weak I cannot write. I cannot read my Bible. I cannot even pray. All I can do is lie still in the arms of God as a little child, trusting Him. - Hudson Taylor

A Good Author

What I like in a good author isn’t what he says, but what he whispers. - Logan P. Smith


Not only can God change your life...
But He can change your DAY.
On top of that, He can change your mood!
- Beth Moore