Monthly Archives: August 2017

Lovely Thing ~ Being a Helper

The Lessons in Loveliness community encourages each another to see the beauty in the world and be the beauty in the world. Today, we are asking each of you to consider donating a little to those who have lost a lot in Hurricane Harvey. Please click on http://www.redcross.org to make a donation of $10 or […]

Let Peace Begin With Me

I’ve had an old song stuck in my head. You probably know it ~ Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God as our father, brothers now are we. Let me walk with my brother. In […]

Lovely thing ~ Snapshots

I was able to capture a few photos during the total solar eclipse event that I attended in Waterloo, Illinois on Monday. We had just over two minutes of totality, and my students and I stood in awe of the impressiveness of our God and our universe.  Here are a few of my favorite photos […]

Light in the Darkness

Monday, August 21, 2017, millions of people will look to the sky. With anxious anticipation, they will wait for the moon to completely cover the sun. Depending on where you live in the United States, you could be in the path of complete totality ~ where you can view the entirety of the sun’s coverage […]

Lovely Thing ~ Justice for All

  “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.”   Think On These Things ~ Alicia

On Having It All

I consider myself part of the first generation of women encouraged expected to work outside of the home, to balance a career and family, to wallow in the joy of having-it-all. When I was born in 1962, less than one-fourth of mothers with children under 18 were part of the labor force. By the time my […]

Your Special Day

When I was pregnant, I was diagnosed with a rare pregnancy condition called Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy. Basically, during mid-late pregnancy, my bile acid levels increased to heightened levels, deposited under my skin, and left me with agonizing itchiness. The condition would reverse after delivery, but with it worsening in my last few weeks, it […]