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The Garden Nut and the Witty Son-in-Law

Last night, after a cool and windy day, my darling neighbor and I were transplanting some lovely variegated hosta from her yard into our neighborhood pond area. We were working under some ancient cottonwoods, transforming the berm underneath them from a weedy mess...

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Hocus Pocus Focus

The average attention span is now 8.25 seconds, down from 12 seconds as recently as 2000. That's a  statistic with profound implications for educators, bloggers, moms and . . . LOOK! A SQUIRREL!!! Just kidding. But it is very important for moms and dads to help their...

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The Chain Saw Caper

A diligent young man we know borrowed a chain saw from a friend to clean up some old volunteer trees and dead branches in his back yard. On a small chalkboard he kept near his car keys, he wrote himself a note: Return chain saw Everything would have been fine except...

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Easter Eyes

Just got back from a lovely little trip to Kansas City to visit our daughter and her husband, and to have our eyes opened for Easter. They go to one of those new and different, warm and wonderful, innovative and yet tradition-honoring churches housed in an old art...

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Kids Say the Darndest Things at Easter

We were very happy to have Maddy in Christian school for kindergarten and first grade. She memorized Bible verses and was free to talk about God and Jesus throughout the school day.   However, we weren’t always sure she was getting the lingo down pat.   One...

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Make These Night-Before-Easter Cookies

Here’s a wonderful activity to do with children on the night before Easter. It tells the Easter story in a meaningful way. Best of all, you can all celebrate on Easter with delicious cookies!   1 C. whole pecans (or Easter colored M & M's) 1 tsp. vinegar 3...

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All About Susan

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards. Check out her Educational News site GO BIG ED!

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards. Check out her Educational News site: GO BIG ED!

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

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