Tag Archives: C. S. Lewis

DO Unto Others…

It’s been a rough couple of weeks.  People are unhappy, and other people are unhappy that so many people are unhappy.  Most of this unhappiness plays itself out on social media which is why a lot of folks I know … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis Showed Me How to Vote

No one is surprised by that title.  Quite a lot of people are surprised that I would even consider venturing into politics.  Last summer I had coffee with a former student who worked up the courage near the end of … Continue reading

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Wanting It

One of my end-of-the-year activities was finishing up my original commonplace book.  A commonplace book is a blank notebook into which a reader copies favorite passages.  I require my ninth grade students to keep one and I check it every … Continue reading

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A Shameless Plug for a Fantastic Summer Read

This summer has been tremendously busy.  Our house,  our hearts, and our schedule have all been full.  Still, I always make time for reading in my life.  By this ripe old age of almost fifty-eight, I have learned that I … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2014

My second traditional end-of-the-year post is a look back at blessings.  Being an Eeyore, an INFJ, a glass-half-empty kind of personality, I need to do this.  Purposefully looking back at my blessings helps me not just to remember them, but … Continue reading

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Aslan: The Cure for Burnout

This week I finished my first reading project for 2014: I read straight through the Chronicles of Narnia from start to finish.  By the way, when I say start to finish I mean that I began with the first one … Continue reading

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Fireside Pause

So often through the year I long for a day like today.  Days like this one are hard to manufacture.  Everything has to come together perfectly in a way that only God can engineer; because of this I feel compelled … Continue reading

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Seasons

I’m afraid I’ve gotten very lax about my writing.  I could blame it on the new school year and the fact that I’m teaching a new class, or I could explain that I am really trying to get in shape … Continue reading

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Some Encouragement

It’s been a great weekend.  We got home tonight around nine and after getting all of the stuff into the house, I made some coffee because I still had some school work to do.  My freshmen are reading The Reason … Continue reading

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Instant Spring

Maybe it happens this way every year and I’m just too busy to notice it.  Maybe this spring isn’t anything special.  Maybe I’m just imagining things.  Maybe,…but I don’t think so. Spring break held a couple of sunny days, but … Continue reading

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