My Summer Travels… in a Cup

  “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang     “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone and with a latte in hand.” – Traveling Honeybird     Midway through my morning I realized a […]

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The Art of Celebration

  “The dark is just a canvas for Your grace and brightness.” – Rend Collective, “Joy”     To be honest with everyone, the last couple of weeks have been especially draining and I’ve felt the full weight of balancing four jobs and raising a family.  On top of my hectic schedule (which included tense, […]

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We Are God’s Poetry!

This thought really encouraged me this week.  I scrawled it on a sticky note and slapped it on my desk, and even wrote put it on my white board as the “Quote of the Week.”   Here’s why it spoke to me: 1.) Think of the time and care a poet takes to carefully craft […]

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Pray First!

  I read in an educational article this week that statistics are booming for school students who are reporting feelings of severe anxiety.  They are complaining to their teachers of headaches, stomach aches, dizziness, or simply stare at a blank page or act out.  The root cause of this is fearfulness and anxiety, which makes […]

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The Art of Inspiring Students

“Do or do not.  There is no try.” – Yoda “Much to learn, you still have.” – Yoda Today marks the first day of school for my English students and me.  Countless teachers are pinching themselves, thinking, “Was summer break just something I dreamed?” and countless students are mourning the loss of their unlimited video […]

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