It’s officially summer vacation, and I feel busier than ever!

I want to share a new daily reflection that I received in the mail recently. I just cracked it open and find it to be a wonderful, centering reading with just enough scripture to keep me fed on an ongoing basis, balanced with a call to action (which I need daily — because “faith without works is dead” (James 2:14-26).

Unto the Hills, by Billy Graham, is a daily devotional that takes the reader gently through the Bible, with key scriptures that slowly build the story of the Gospel. Yesterday, the scripture read:

Matthew 5:13“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”

Then the author explained this, saying, “Salt makes people thirsty, so they want to drink water. Does your life make people thirsty for the Word of God, the Living Water?” What a great question!

Today, in the United States, we celebrate Independence Day, the day the thirteen colonies became their own entity, the birth of our nation, the United States of America. On this day of remembrance and celebration, we need to also remember the One who loved us so much, that He provided a way for us to be truly free, for “Who the Son has set free, is free, indeed” (John 8:36).


I have done some revamping of my sidebar. You will notice RSS feeds for my blogs now, so you can see what I’ve been up to elsewhere in the world of electrons:

  • “What’s Going on in School Lately?” takes you to the feed from “A Child’s Garden,” my nature study/homeschool lessons blog
  • “What I’ve Been Blogging About” contains the recent posts from this blog, “On Planting Seeds,” my blog of all blogs, and Bible studies blog
  • “I’ve Been Reading and Gardening” lists the most recent posts from “Books and Blooms,”which showcases my twin hobbies of gardening and reading
  • “Keeping a Healthy Body, Mind and Spirit” chronicles my efforts to be a good steward of my body, my family and my space
  • “Working With Teachers” lists the posts that highlight important things happening in schools right now
  • “Pinning Away” reveals the potpourri of my other interests, as captured on my Pinterest boards.

If you follow all of these, I think you might as well crawl inside my head, because, like the spaghetti sauce,  if you’re looking for my thoughts, “It’s in there!”



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