March 11, 2018


by John Stackhouse

tender words about my friend's daughter, Evelyn,
who was a precious friend to Annie

we are heartbroken
and leaning on Jesus

February 27, 2018

a few of my favorite things | words by Mraz and Hertz

To grow as a teacher, I find it most helpful to read words written by Kristine Mraz and Christine Hertz. Authors of A Mindset for Learning and Kids First from Day 1, they share their wisdom and experiences to help us reach the most important people in the classroom --- our students.

Kristine Mraz | Twitter | Blog

Christine Hertz | Twitter | Blog

February 26, 2018

akr inspired | 70

I thought the news coming from the USA could not get any worse until I heard teachers may be allowed to carry guns. How can adding more guns make a horrifying problem in the USA better?

February 25, 2018

February 24, 2018

akr inspired | 69

Her wheels changed when she grew up.

And with those wheels, she comforted and encouraged many.

She drove people to church, to appointments,
to dinner, to retreats, to hospitals, to get-togethers
and other places...countless times.

She drove them home...
and brought them home.

Aunt Carole loved her neighbor.

February 23, 2018

family music 41 | Dad's Truck


God led Dad all over the Maritimes, and into Quebec and Ontario. Dad also ministered in song throughout New England, as well as in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. I've heard him say that while he was on the road, covering many miles with the organ in the back, he did not have trouble with the truck. I believe that was an answer to many people praying, and I picture many of the prayers being lifted by Grammie Landers.  

February 22, 2018

akr inspired | 68

Today she is 49 years old.

I think I've known her for all of them.

Countless sleepovers.

Route 126 crossings.

Stonehurst swims.

Softball games.

First crushes.

Christmas mornings.

Camp adventures.

Tent trailer giggles.

Bike accidents.

Car rides.

Family outings.

Choir practices.

Endless memories.

Petula says what she means and means what she says.

She will go to the ends of the earth for you.

And she will have you laughing on the way back.

After beating cancer twice, there really isn't anything she can't do.

Thank You, God, for Petula.