First Fifty-Five Gifts

“Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Count your blessings. See what God has done.” So goes a little song I’ve heard. I recently read a book called One Thousand Gifts, about literally taking note of the beauty and blessings around us, and author Ann Voskamp’s challenge to all of us echoes the words […]

What I Learned from American Gothic

I’ve volunteered to teach the art classes for our homeschool co-op this year. The first painter that we are studying is Grant Wood. His name might not be recognized by most of us but one of his paintings, American Gothic, is recognized world-wide. That’s the painting with the stern-looking farmer holding the hay fork, standing […]