Monthly Archives: January 2012

I Like Calling North Carolina Home!

I have had a wonderful weekend.  I have had good times with extended family, enjoyed every minute with my boy, gotten a chance to rest a bit, and had a taste of winter.  I have also had a chance to … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Age and Change

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about age and the passing of time.  We are in Michigan this weekend for my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday.  That in itself makes one pause and reflect, but being with family the last two weekends, … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mr. Lewis!

When I was a little girl, I wanted to write C.S. Lewis a letter. I had never wanted to write a letter to an author before, but there was something about Lewis and Narnia that drew me in.  I was … Continue reading

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Happiness is Possible

I listened to an awesome sermon by Tim Keller yesterday.  The text for his message was Psalm 1.  This Psalm is special for a couple of reasons.  It was the first passage of scripture I ever memorized.  I had memorized … Continue reading

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No More Detours

I have mentioned before how much I love Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  This small devotional book, subtitled Enjoying Peace in His Presence, has been a tremendous blessing in my life.  I have been reading it to my first period … Continue reading

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Attitude Check!

Today I gave two exams.  One was an oral exam for which students had to pick a question out of the “hat,” (They were given a list of all the questions ahead of time.) take five minutes to write, from … Continue reading

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God. Is. Good.

Faith is a word I have spent a lot of time considering.  Daily I recite Hebrews 11, the great “Faith Chapter,” with my students.  No matter how much I read and discuss and meditate on the concept of faith, though, … Continue reading

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Mercy for the Crazy Lady Inside Me

I have come to a decision.  If I just write out my decision, however, it is most likely to come across as either preachy, wimpy, or just plain over-the-top insane.  It seems likely that the last reaction would be the … Continue reading

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Why I Love Freshmen

There is no doubt that I miss my Humanities classes from last year.  They will always be extra special to me because they were my first classes in the new program.  They suffered with me through the really dark days … Continue reading

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A New Life for Margie

Anyone who knows me realizes that I love my basset hound, Margie.  Perfect symbol of my personality, she proves the theory that people choose dogs that resemble them.  Actually, I didn’t choose her; Matt did.  He wanted a “real dog,” … Continue reading

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