A Time for Rest

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Dear Charley, Do you ever feel tired? I am not necessarily referring to the tired/sleepy way we feel at the end of our day when we get ready for a nighttime sleep. But sometimes we are tired. Tired of the tasks we have before us. Tired of repeatedly learning the same lesson. Tired of unpleasant things that seem to drag us down. Living life can make us tired. I don’t think it is so much Read More …

Hands Are Not for Hitting

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Dear Charley, The other day your mom sent me the cutest picture of you reading a new book. In her message she said, “Someone is learning an important lesson” and the book you were reading was called, “Hands Are Not for Hitting” by Martine Agassi, Ph.D. As I thought about how cute you are in this picture (and how cute you are in general), I thought a bit about this moment as a teaching opportunity. Read More …

Stitches of Love

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Dear Charley, I love to make things. I especially like to make things that serve a purpose for someone I care about. I have spent many years putting together scrapbooks of family memories, but came to a point where I did not have as much time to give this hobby. I miss it, and I feel that my stories are undone. Honestly, I think that once I got a smart phone and was then introduced Read More …