❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith ❝The limits of my language are the limits of my world.❞ ‒Ludwig Wittgenstein Over Christmas Break this past December, my fellow teachers and I were called into an emergency meeting. We were told that […]Read more "V – VIP Kid (How Teaching English Saved My Life)"
“I believe everyone has a super hero inside them, waiting to be discovered.” – Anonymous You may not always feel like a super hero when it comes to writing, but we can draw several parallels between everyday wordsmiths and our favorite masked wonders. Writing can be lonely at times, but gives us the […]Read more "Q – Quicksilver or Superman: Which “Super Writer” Are You?"
“The most decisive actions of our lives – I mean those that are likely to decide the whole course of our future – are, more often than not, unconsidered.” – Andre Gide No class, book, or amount of good-intentioned advice can truly prepare you for the ups and downs of fatherhood. When I […]Read more "K – “King Me”: The Art of Fatherhood"
We all know that taking time for rest and relaxation is important, but how can we truly rest without feeling guilty about it? If you’re like me, your days are packed from sun up to sun down with a million little tasks. By the time your head hits the pillow you’re exhausted, but your […]Read more "Motivating Monday – Relax Without Guilt!"
While established writers may have more relaxed schedules, beginners typically have to balance several other jobs to pay the bills while maintaining a regular writing routine. The result? Utter exhaustion, and perhaps even burnout. If this describes you, know that you’re not alone! I currently work four jobs (not including writing), and I’ll admit that […]Read more "Writer’s Wednesday – Managing Your High Energy Schedule"
We all dream of accomplishing great things, but how often do we consider the dramatic importance of all the small things along the way? I encountered a perfect example of this while reading a book by Ted Cruz, the presidential hopeful, called “A Time for Truth.” The senator’s wife, Heidi, was shocked when she left […]Read more "Taking Pride in the Small Stuff"
This week I will join throngs of Star Wars fans in heading to the theater and cheering as Star Wars: The Force Awakens fills the silver screen. It will be a moment long awaited – to see our favorite characters return and to finally know what became of them. Of course, I find myself reflecting […]Read more "Why Star Wars Means So Much To Us: An Old Memory of A New Hope"
“You don’t need to seek opportunity. All you have to do is seek God. And if you seek God, opportunity will seek you.” Mark Batterson – Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge On Friday of this week I will walk the stage and proudly accept my second master’s diploma, officially completing my journey […]Read more "Headed for the Land of Enchantment!"
Thanks to a sudden winter storm, my children’s prayers were answered and we found ourselves snowed in this morning! That’s right – no class, no work…and two very restless kids. It turned out to be a fun family day, however, as we broke out the K’Nex and had a family-wide building tournament… One flying helicopter-car, […]Read more "Lessons from K’Nex: Building Wisely"