Friday, August 26, 2011

Best French Teacher Ever -- back-to-school secrets

I once had a French teacher who greatly impacted my life, Mme. de Bechevel. I loved her. She loved me. (I think.) Anyway, she was kind and really gave me a taste for the language.

But, having said that, I've never met a teacher more motivating and more inspiring than the one I interviewed for my column in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner. This one beats 'em all. And she happens to be my daughter.

Enjoy and please leave a comment. (And, no, you cannot marry her. She's taken.)

Check out the other videos linked to my article. Rachele is an awesome French cook.

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © August 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to school challenges

Photo of Mink at school with her friends. (Mink is a hearing-impaired child in Thailand supported by Orphans First.) Photo courtesy of ORPHANS FIRST.

Every parent knows how hard it is to prepare to go back to school. But some people find it harder than others.

Read my latest article in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner.

“What does it profit . . . if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” (James 2:14-17, NKJV).

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © August 2011