An Apple For the Teacher

An Apple For the Teacher

Today I had a cool opportunity. My church has a close relationship with one of the local elementary schools. A new program has started that helps parents connect with the school and each other. I was asked to teach this group how to do a painting with apples as the theme. The point was to use it as a reminder to help their kids focus on academics.

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Wood Wall Camouflage

Wood Wall Camouflage

When we added the split system, exposed ductwork came with it. I could have handled it if it were somewhere else, but its placement made for an awkward wall, in my opinion. Even though we painted it white, it still forced things off-center. Apparently, Page was of the same mind and he had a great idea. 

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DIY and Shamgar? What?

DIY and Shamgar? What?

You know, sometimes blogging is about cool projects or innovations we discover. The point of today’s blog, however, is to let you know that life is not always about creating the grand and beautiful. Taking a cue from Shamgar , sometimes it’s about the little things and starting where you are, using what you have, and doing what you can. But to be clear, I am just talking about DIY, not killing Philistines with an oxgoad. (Judges 3:31)

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Kids' Art Display

Kids' Art Display

In one of our lower level spaces, there were four identically sized, neutral wall spaces that were screaming for life. We have four kids. Perfect! So, for a period of a few months, I gathered picture frames of varying sizes from thrift stores and garage sales, attempting to get four of each, although the profiles of the actual frames differed. Once there were enough, I simply spray painted them all glossy black

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