Category Archives: Parenting

Beachside Diversions: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Beachside Diversions by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. There is a sense of nostalgia in Beachside Diversions, as an adult and a child interact, while each continues to reside in her own world, on … Continue reading

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Christianity’s Broken Promise — or Man’s?

This weekend I enjoyed the company of three out of four of my adult children. It is impossible for me to describe to you how much I love these four progeny of mine — whenever I talk to them, play … Continue reading

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What Jesus Calls Success

I love reading about the disciples. They’re so refreshingly human, constantly expressing fear and doubt and selfish ambition. One of the greatest gifts the Bible gives us is that it’s written honestly, and doesn’t — like we do — provide … Continue reading

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Reflection: The Story of this Painting

The story of the painting Reflection, by Steve Henderson of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Reflection is a painting of puns and meditation, playfulness and deep thought. A child — small in both age and actual size on the work — is its central … Continue reading

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Lilac Festival

The story of the painting, Lilac Festival, original oil by Steve Henderson: Children, and especially this one, have a special place in Steve’s heart. Having raised four children, and been presented with one extraordinarily beautiful, precocious, and paintable grandchild, Steve … Continue reading

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What “Should” Your Child Be Reading?

I grew up in a household of books, and given that there were five kids and two parents with widely divergent interests — from molecular biology to Bobby Sherman, the singing heartthrob — there was no end of variety. As … Continue reading

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We Never Could Afford Piano Lessons

Some things in life we consider inviolable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness immediately come to mind, but this is because I have a rudimentary familiarity with the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Just because the words are written … Continue reading

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Recipe: Shockingly Simple Spaghetti Sauce

When I was a child, my dad was in charge of spaghetti. He began the process mid-morning Saturday and stayed in the kitchen, stirring and tasting and finessing, for hours, until the coup de grace at precisely 5 p.m., because … Continue reading

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The Problem with U.S. History

In 20 years of homeschooling, we never did find the ultimate resource for teaching U.S. History. We knew we didn’t want textbooks similar to what we had endured in our own public school childhoods: the end result of carrying around … Continue reading

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Fox News Drops by — Was It You, Bill?

It’s not like I’m name dropping or anything, but this week Fox News dropped by the Norwegian Artist’s website, Steve Henderson Fine Art. And while it would have been nice if they had picked up a few paintings to enliven the … Continue reading

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