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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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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The Power of Placement

For 14 years, I have been an English teacher. It’s hard work, and throughout those years, education has changed significantly. More restrictive testing requirements and state standards have robbed teachers of the flexibility and creativity we once enjoyed. Increased demands of these new requirements on instructional time have actually decreased the amount I can cover in…

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