Social Media Maturity

I work with elementary school kids, first through fourth grade. At these ages kids aren't just learning their ABC's and 123's, but they are also learning social behaviors and how exist outside of the world that they know: which is home. Their immaturity is evident in their behavior, which is routinely excused with these words: … Continue reading Social Media Maturity

Killing Me Softly   Last night, after church, my kids and I were riding through the city. I had discovered a new song by an artist that my kids love, so I put it on, so they could hear it. When the beat drops, my youngest son immediately goes into the familiar cadence of "hey ... hey … Continue reading Killing Me Softly

When Relationships Reset

A couple of months ago, the hard drive on my computer crashed. It happens. Either I bumped it too hard, or a program corrupted it, or perhaps it just wore out. I'm not really sure why, but it crashed. So I take in to be fixed, and the technician informs me that with installing a new … Continue reading When Relationships Reset

No Diggity I've been told all my life to never doubt God. Doubting what God can do has never been an issue for me, because I believe, and always have believed that God can do ANYTHING. Growing up with Old Testament stories of God's miraculous power, and the New Testament examples of Jesus and the Apostles doing magnificent … Continue reading No Diggity

Someone Is Always There

I've never had a pet. I don't know how it feels to be protected by someone who isn't human. I can remember once, when my sister closed the door on my hand, and I screamed like crazy. The moon was full, and so were my lungs. My brother came to my aid but couldn't unlock … Continue reading Someone Is Always There

The 400 Meters: You’re Still A Winner

The following is a short story written by my youngest son, who at the time was a ten-year-old fourth grader. The message is encouraging, so I would like to share it with you : It was a very, very hot day. There were no birds, bees, or wasps. The sun felt like it was my … Continue reading The 400 Meters: You’re Still A Winner

Oldie But Goodie

If you live long enough you will see things go through what I call the cool cycle. Something is in style for a while, until the coolness of the style tips over. What was once cool is then out of style, after being taken over by the coolest and latest thing. After a while the … Continue reading Oldie But Goodie

Good Doesn’t Equal Perfect

Team Murphy has been blessed with some great kids. We have 3 stair-stepped, and they are an absolute joy to have. Each has their own personalities, that makes them individually amazing in their own right. Our oldest son is popular, talented, hard-working and quite handsome. Our daughter is smart, articulate, beautiful and quite the fashionista. … Continue reading Good Doesn’t Equal Perfect

It’s World Autism Awareness Day!

Today is a special day for the Murphy Family; IT'S WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY! God has given us the privilege to raise a child dealing with this disorder, and he is such a blessing to everyone he meets. Having him has made us aware of the need for support and understanding, not only for those with special needs, … Continue reading It’s World Autism Awareness Day!

5 Things I Learned From The Muppet Babies

Those who really (and I mean really) know me, know I was a huge fan of the Muppet Babies. Growing up the extreme youngest of three, by 8 years, I spent a lot of time entertaining myself. I didn't have the constant companionship of a slightly older sibling, nor were there a host of kids … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From The Muppet Babies