10 01, 2018

Finding My Family Tree

2018-01-10T03:16:16+00:00January 10th, 2018|Education, Faith, Family History, Family Tree, Wise Parents|

In my husband’s hometown, deep within China’s countryside, there is an old man who holds a very special book. This book cannot be borrowed, even for a day, and cannot be taken out of his home.  It is the book which holds the genealogy---the family tree---for the Qian family dating back to the dynasties.  Our children’s names have now been [...]

21 03, 2017

Instilling Leadership Skills in Kids

2018-01-10T03:05:18+00:00March 21st, 2017|China, Education, Third Grade Teacher, Wise Parents|

As an educator and parent, I have learned that there are several ways to cultivate true leaders as we influence children.  Let me share 3 practical principles to consider as we shape the leaders of tomorrow. It is important to recognize that there are many kinds of leaders.  There are extroverted, charismatic leaders, whom we might first imagine when thinking [...]

8 03, 2017

What Does It Mean To Be Clean?

2017-03-08T02:03:15+00:00March 8th, 2017|Boy Scouts of America, China, Wise Parents|

I was reflecting recently on an experience I'd had a couple of years ago.  I think I needed some assurance that I was doing at least a couple of things right as a Mom. I had been talking with a few boys who are part of the scouting program.  I asked them what it meant to be "clean" as that [...]