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Perspective on Awards Day

(Originally posted May 30, 2013) It’s that time of year when children can be tempted to think their value is measured in Standards of Learning scores or report card grades or how many certificates they receive on Awards Day or whether they are named MVP at the sports banquet. These things are so hard for…… Continue reading Perspective on Awards Day

Courage

Giving Up The Hustle

Courage. That’s my word for 2017, and it keeps coming up over and over again. I’m re-reading Brene’ Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection, and I came across this reminder, “The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it…… Continue reading Giving Up The Hustle

Faith · Family

Help me. Help me. Help me. – What it means to abide in God

He is the vine and we are the branches. His banner over me is love.  I’ve sung the chorus so many times. Sitting in a small circle with someone playing the guitar. Standing in front of a roomful of children at Vacation Bible School leading their sweet voices. Driving down the highway belting it out with…… Continue reading Help me. Help me. Help me. – What it means to abide in God

Faith · Family

Sharing from the Scabby Places

I have run from writing this blog post. I’ve written pieces of it in my private journal, and I’ve written it several times over inside my head. Mostly in the wee hours of the dark morning when my body wants more sleep but my brain won’t quiet down and cooperate. My self-preservation instinct tells me…… Continue reading Sharing from the Scabby Places

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Free Lunch, Government Programs & Entitled Brats

There has been a lot of talk recently in our nation about government handouts and free lunch and feelings of entitlement. Last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, made what appeared to be a joke about telling Bernie Sanders there is no such thing as a free lunch. In December,…… Continue reading Free Lunch, Government Programs & Entitled Brats

Faith

The Danger of Making the U.S. a “Christian Nation”

From what I’ve observed, a lot of people I know are pretty happy that our new President has promised that the United States will be a Christian nation and that Christianity will have power under his presidency. Immediately following the inauguration, my Facebook news feed was filled with joyful approval that several people on the…… Continue reading The Danger of Making the U.S. a “Christian Nation”