Author Archives: Andrea R Huelsenbeck

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

Scripture Break 44

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Flower of the Day: Bower Vine

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The Lost Art of Handwriting

When I was a little girl, we all looked forward to second grade, because starting in January, we would begin the rite of passage known as “writing in cursive,” those elegant, flowing, sophisticated letters that we couldn’t yet even interpret. … Continue reading

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Playing with Matches

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Wordless Wednesday: Prickly Pear

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John Philip Sousa, All-America Composer

When I taught elementary general music, one of the objectives for Grade 1 was to be able to recognize march music. So, of course, we practiced conducting in cut time, and marched to the music of John Philip Sousa. He … Continue reading

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Video of the Day: Making Easter Eggs the Ukrainian Way

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Video of the Week: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

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6 Strategies for Skill Building

To be skillful is to do something well. No one is born with skills; they are acquired through practice. The good news is that you can become more skillful at anything. The bad news is it’s going to take work. … Continue reading

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Everything’s Better Under a Tree

Everything’s Better Under a Tree leafy arms raised to the sky waving in the wind like fans at a sporting event providing shade, cleaning the air, anchoring the landscaping sheltering birds and squirrels and insects sometimes flowering, possibly offering fruit … Continue reading

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