Blogger Recognition Award

    “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln     Sometimes we wonder if the work we do is truly appreciated, and it really is wonderful when we hear that it is.  This past Sunday a sweet lady shook my hand after the sermon, […]

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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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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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