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About wordvessel

Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.

Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World

If you are female and have ever longed for a friend or to be a friend, you MUST read this book written by Sarah, Sally and Joy Clarkson. This mother-daughter trio eloquently detail the vital qualities of life-long friendship between … Continue reading

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Sabbatical

Hello Faithful Readership, Writing is in my blood and is integral to my personality and identity. With that said, I am feel the need to take a step back from blogging for the remainder of the year for several reasons. … Continue reading

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A Philosophy of Education Part 4: A Body-Supported Mind

In this final segment of my education series I am considering an obvious, but often overlooked, element of a child’s learning: the wellness of the body. There seems to be a disconnect in popular education between the body and the … Continue reading

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Mystic Sweet Communion

Jane Kirkpatrick skillfully weaves the personal story of Ivy Cromartie Stranahan with the history of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This beautiful yet powerful historical fiction reminds its readers that history is made by individuals and defines individuals. Things that can be … Continue reading

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A Philosophy of Education Part 3: Never Cease Learning

From the moment they take their first breath, children have a desire to learn. It’s innate; an instinct over which they have no control. This is how they learn language, how to engage with the people around them and what … Continue reading

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A Philosophy of Education, Part 2: A Student’s Posture Towards God and Man

Last week I introduced the philosophy of education which is guiding me in the instruction of our children. I explained how this philosophy incorporates four heart postures that I wish to cultivate within our little students. The first one is … Continue reading

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A Philosophy of Education, Part 1: An Introduction

With the advent of our homeschool journey, it seems appropriate to develop and record the philosophy which guides my teaching. I am blessed with a wide range of exposure to academic institutions: home education, community college, private university, state university, … Continue reading

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