I Forgot to Pray During a Lockdown

I am an English teacher at a large suburban high school. Last week, we had a lockdown that lasted about an hour and twenty minutes. There was an allegation that a student had threatened another student with a gun, which was thankfully unfounded in the end. We practice monthly drills because school shootings appear in…

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End of Summer Update

Hi friends! It’s been a great summer and this week’s offering on the blog is a bit different. I am in the thick of prepping to return to the classroom and send my kiddos back to school as well. I have a few end of summer updates and some information to share. Thank you so…

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Testimony Under the Surface

I was baptized at 14 years old at the front of the church where I grew up. I’ll never forget it. Donning a white robe, I stepped into the white-tiled baptismal tank, heart beating like mad. Before I was baptized, I shared a short testimony. Then, I went under the surface, emerging full of peace….

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Stewardship Series Week 6: Use Your Gifts

As this series on stewardship comes to a close, I want to get personal. I know talking about stewardship of the body was probably personal enough, but this topic is really personal. It’s about your gifts, talents, and abilities. Every gift and talent God has bestowed has been strategically given. They are not just blessings…

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