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Lori Seaborg
FloraBama, Gulf Coast
I'm not just, pure, lovely. I just try to keep my thoughts there.
Interests: Writing - Photography - Blogging - Crafting - Making Do with Little - Motherhood - Marriage - and I'm definitely interested in God, too.
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Here's a readers' favorite! Have you ever heard of the Book of Virtues by former Secretary of Education, William Bennett? It was published in 1993, but is on its way to becoming a classic, probably because it is made up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Freely Educate
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Here on the Gulf Coast, Summer is not as much of an outdoor season as the rest of the year. It's hot now, and it rains nearly daily in our subtropical area. No matter where you live, there are indoor... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Freely Educate
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I finally captured them on film! This is our 15-month-old puppy and 10-month-old kitten. Both were little rescue pets. I love how kind they are to each other. Now, don't think all is peaceful and relaxing in our house...the pup does not get along with our adult male cat for some reason, so we break up plenty of squabbles. Maybe that's why I'm so delighted with these two. Subscribe to Just Pure Lovely here Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Pure Lovely
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Maker Camp is a free online summer camp in partnership with Google+, MAKE magazine, and Radio Shack. The camp is especially created for teens (ages 13-18, or younger kids with parental guidance), and is a great opportunity for those of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Freely Educate
I reach for beauty when something is painful in my life. Lately, I have been reaching often. Our children seem to sense this. For Mother's Day, our 18yo son presented me with India ink and a calligraphy pen. Oh, my my, that kid knows what I love: pen, ink, and paper. I created my first writing in honor of him. ;) Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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I've been absolutely swamped lately. Our children are ages 11, 14, 16, and 18 and that means busyness that I never expected when they were young! The past two weeks have been full of ballet performances, a youth orchestra concert,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Freely Educate
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Tonight as I was listening to the lyrics (and Bible verses), "Oh, my God, I will not fear. I place my trust in You," it occurred to me that... sometimes it's okay to not speak the truth. Cathedral in New Orleans, Lori Seaborg, 2014 "I'll make it through." "I trust." "I believe." "I will not fear." "I forgive." We aren't 100% sure those statements are true when we first utter them. We utter them because we need them to be true. "I will hold my ground." "I will be brave." "I am okay." We utter the words over and over until we believe them. Subscribe to Just Pure Lovely here Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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MIT has created free science lesson plans using Lego building blocks. Each lesson plan takes about 2-4 hours, and is suggested for ages 11 and up. The LEGO Chemical Reactions lesson introduces students to molecules, atoms, chemical notation, and chemical... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Freely Educate
photo by Lori Seaborg of our 15yo daughter Sometimes. Sometimes you hush. Sometimes you don't. Maybe this seems odd to the modern first world, but in the missionary culture and church culture, we are encouraged to be silent. Forgiveness requires silence. And letting go. But I read the Old Testament and believe the God of the King David is the God of me, so I don't believe silence is a prerequisite for forgiveness. "Sometimes, sharing the burden of an upsetting truth, and revealing it, is a gift you give for someone else. You share the burden, so others will help, in a situation where telling them will change everything." - my version If you know of child abuse, and you do know of child abuse, you must share the burden, spread the word, add pressure, require changes, march into Senegal or Papua New Guinea or Nigeria with your feet or your words, and help those who are forced to be silent. This is for the girls of Nigeria: photo by Lori Seaborg of our 10yo daughter Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
Thank you so much for that. I've been struck by how passive Christians are these days, and so I really, really appreciate someone taking a stand. I wish it wasn't a rare thing to see. The backyard is a mess, but it's only the yard and sheds. Our neighbors lost much more. You can see my photos of the flooding in our yard at http://Instagram.com/loriseaborg . Thank you again! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented May 7, 2014 on Worn at Just Pure Lovely
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Thank you so much for catching that, Mac! I don't mind disagreements , but won't leave up comments my kids shouldn't read, so I deleted it. I agree with you -- people should use their real name; it is much more difficult to be unkind when doing so.
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Thank you so much for this, Mike! It brought a smile to me. Tim and I would love to see you someday again!
Toggle Commented May 5, 2014 on I Choose the Starfish at Just Pure Lovely
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I recently asked Freely Educate readers to share favorite reading or phonics games or programs. One of our readers, Tara, shared Teach Your Monster to Read, created by the Usborne Foundation. This looks like a fun, interactive learning game for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Freely Educate
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Have you ever heard of the Book of Virtues by former Secretary of Education, William Bennett? It was published in 1993, but is on its way to becoming a classic, probably because it is made up of classics. "A Treasury... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Freely Educate
Hi, Roxie! There wasn't a fee at the time of this post. I'll check it out and edit the post if necessary. Thanks for letting me know! - Lori — Sent from Mailbox
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Thank you for being encouraging, Shary! — Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on Family, MK Style at Just Pure Lovely
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I wish I did know you! All MKs are my friends. :) — Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on I Choose the Starfish at Just Pure Lovely
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Oh, I so agree with you, Jen, that the church needs to listen and to act. Thank you so much for writing! I just prayed for your husband - I'm so glad he has you. — Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on I Choose the Starfish at Just Pure Lovely
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Geography can be a fun subject to teach in your homeschool! There are plenty of maps online, but sometimes it's more interesting to learn with our hands. I found five ways to teach geography. Each of these ideas could be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Freely Educate
I love that word picture so much! — Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2014 on Worn at Just Pure Lovely
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I'm tired I'm worn My heart is heavy From the work it takes to keep on breathing Today, I hit empty. It's emotionally, mentally, and spiritually exhausting going all stern mama on a big mission corporation that just doesn't get it. (selfie) A friend randomly texts, "How are you?" I take a half hour to reply. "I just want my happy little quiet peaceful life back." Silence. I have no other words. I've let my hope fail My soul feels crushed by the weight of this world Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry. I'm so tired of crying. Tears. Dang it. I've lost my will to fight I'm worn So heaven come and flood my eyes Then...nothing. This is worse than the tears. I am just...empty. I know I need to lift my eyes up But I'm to weak Life just won't let up I get a message..a little dorm sis CCs me on a fiesty email she wrote the mission committee...it makes me smile. She even said, "bit in the ass." I picture the mission's prim and proper conservative bigshots having to read that. Heh. I think, Yes, this. I need this. I need less whispering safely behind bushes,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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Today has been a bit of a downer in that I somehow (almost) effectively toppled a very bad man from his self-made throne of deception and abuse, yet …. the fireworks and cheers were replaced with sighs and questions. I don't want a parade. But I also don't want a guilt trip. Everywhere I went, on social media or in email, people sent messages about the man's family. “Oh, I am so sad for his wife” “I'm worried about his kids.” “I hear his daughter has received 'hate' mail.” “I wonder if the stress will flare up her illness.” "She is taking this so hard." All.day.long. It's hard for a people-pleaser to be a person-toppler. I didn't want to topple that man. I mean, I would have preferred him be a super awesome dorm dad who takes care of the kids entrusted to him. I would have hoped to go on with my peaceful life creatively homeschooling our four kids on a Gulf Coast riverbank. I would have liked to focus on college scholarships or on my kind-of-neglected-lately other blog. Besides, I don't hate him. I don't know why I don't, actually. I've wondered if I'm broken in some psycho-therapy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely