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Overwhelmed by Thankfulness

It’s been a difficult school year.  Being a teacher was never for the faint of heart.  Now it’s for the just plain crazy, or the definitely called.  Honestly, sometimes I’m not sure which is true of me.  In any case, … Continue reading

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God Will Provide

One of the components of the Worldview course I teach is a study of comparative religions.  It’s important to know what other people believe, especially in this shrinking world of ours.  Growing up I often heard people quote I Peter … Continue reading

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Loving What I Ought to Love

Every year the scheduled reading for my classes works out a little differently.  My ninth grade reads through Mere Christianity fairly slowly stretching the book out almost to Thanksgiving.  Meanwhile, my 12th graders are blazing through The Screwtape Letters,  The Great … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Rest

I have a pet peeve.  Well, actually and truthfully I have many pet peeves, but I am only going to write about one of them today.  I reach a state of extreme peevishness when told (especially by a man) that … Continue reading

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13.1

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here you go: The half-marathon is behind me.  It was an absolutely perfect day–cool and breezy with low humidity.  I could not have personally designed a day that was more … Continue reading

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Thank you, Marcus Paige et. al.

It’s been almost 48 hours now.  I still haven’t had a normal night’s sleep, but last night was better than the one before and tonight will be better yet. Those awful moments of remembrance and realization are coming less often. … Continue reading

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Spring Break Thinking

I love spring break.  I need spring break.  I’m not sure I would survive without spring break.  All of these are true statements.  Spring break is an oasis in the desert of second semester.  I always come into this week … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Gift

The last few years as I have transitioned out of my mothering years and into full-time grandma mode have been bittersweet.  I knew this was coming and I’ve dreaded it for years.  Now that it’s here, though, realize that it’s … Continue reading

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Weekend: RESET!

I’ve been doing pretty well with my resolution to pull my stick out of the mud.  This year is just two months old and I’ve been to Virginia and Georgia two time each!  In spite of the weather, I’ve run … Continue reading

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February–Yuck!

It’s late February.  My principal once shared with me an observation from his wife.  “It’s February,” she said.  “You always want to quit in February.”  Yep.  Me too. The days are cold, short, and gloomy.  There are tons of deadlines–things … Continue reading

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