Why Remembering Matters…

An elderly widow invited my family to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in our small community.  We arrived on time – “on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour,” to find the poor woman sitting all alone.  Tears were streaming down her face as we sat next to her.  “It’s like everyone has just forgotten […]

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“The Angelus”, Work, and Worship

The Angelus – Jean-Francois Millet, 1859     A picture is worth a thousand words, and just like musical expressions of praise, paintings can often inspire us to worship.  One such painting is The Angelus, a beautiful depiction of the inseparable relationship between worship and our daily tasks.     Max Lucado wrote the following about this […]

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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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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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