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Moving Time: No Boxes to Pack!

There’s a new Facebook page on the learning, loving and serving block!

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Learn, Love, Serve is on Facebook!

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Gift Ideas

Looking for educational gifts for family and friends, young and less-than-young?

Check out Bright Ideas Press (affiliate).

I am personally partial to geography

… and art!

… and literature!

… and science!

… and history!

Ok, yah, I admit it … I like it all!

The Mystery of History Vol. II Cookbook

The Learning Bug bites homeschoolers hard!

As We Close Out 2017 …

And don’t miss out on all that 2018 will have to offer …

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Meet Real Life Alex, Part 9: Children ARE Children

In between Operation Christmas Child countdown posts, I am sharing details from my real life meeting with Alex Nsengimana, Rwandan genocide survivor and shoebox recipient.

Photo Courtesy Samaritan's Purse

Photo Courtesy Samaritan’s Purse

I have so much to say about the subject of children being children, but this is not the proper post to share it. Maybe one day, I will pour my heartbeat fully onto the pages.

For today, I leave you with Alex’s words, simple, powerful and typing-fingers-pausing. Truly.

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Meet Real Life Alex, Part 7: The Living Dead

In between Operation Christmas Child countdown posts, I am sharing details from my real life meeting with Alex Nsengimana, Rwandan genocide survivor and shoebox recipient.

 

Zombies.

 A fictional people group.

 

A fictional people group that represent literarily (not literally),

the feelings, sensations and experiences

of many non-fictional people.

 
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Non-fictional people,

including young witnesses

of family members

brutalized

and

murdered,

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3! Think Clean – Operation Christmas Child Countdown

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Think Clean, Think Hygiene

Along with a toothbrush (remember to skip the toothpaste), add a washcloth and a bar of soap to your shoebox.

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Flower Power Washcloth Pattern

I can’t get Alex’s story about the washcloth out of my mind. His story makes me appreciate the scent of my own soap.

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Meet Real Life Alex, Part 4: Crossing the Front Line

In between Operation Christmas Child countdown posts, I will be sharing details from my real life meeting with Alex Nsengimana, Rwandan genocide survivor and shoebox recipient.

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For two months, children ran.

And ran for their lives.

Alex and his remaining family ran.

And then they crossed a line.

It wasn’t a visible line.

 

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