Last week I wrote about how I rewrote (in Chinese) a popular Chinese song into something I could relate to more. This week, I’m posting a music video of it. But it is hard to sing in a language I’m not fluent in! Anyway, I captioned the Chinese characters on it, too, which was more […]
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I was minding my own business one afternoon last week, doing some chores, when my daughter tuned on some music. A couple of songs into the list, the theme from Spiderman came on and I found myself thinking that would be a fun tune for new lyrics for this category of New Lyrics to Familiar […]
What do you think a child learns from having animals involved in family life? I wrote an article for D&B Supply about expected and unexpected lessons that animals can teach children a few days ago. I recalled many things beyond the most thought of “lessons in responsibility.” Then, I got to thinking of all the […]
The word eschatology is not in the Bible, but it is used to talk about the Bible a lot. I have heard it all my life, but still have trouble keeping it’s meaning in my head because, I think, it has no practical purpose other than sounding fancy. However, I occasionally look it up again […]
For the first few years after our 13 year old daughter died, I quite naturally thought of ”how old she would have been if only she had lived.” Then, one year, I realized how pointless this was. It was not only a waste of my emotional energy, it was a drain on living the life […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.