Faith

My New Starting Point

I know that it has been a little while since I posted. I've started writing several times, but I haven't been able to organize my thoughts.  The semester is starting to feel long. I've been sick. I know change is coming, and I feel anxious about what will happen. The weather is getting colder. Night… Continue reading My New Starting Point

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Faith · teaching

Comparisons

When I teach my composition students how to write compare/contrast papers, I always start by discussing the possible reasons WHY (purpose) they would need to write this type of paper We write compare/contrast essays to show one thing as being superior to another thing We write compare/contrast essays to explain and support a generalized statement.… Continue reading Comparisons

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“Remember”

Today has not been the best of days. First, I received some less than comforting news. News that creates a lot of unknowns (and therefore anxiety). Right on the heels that that not-so-good news, I had a devastating conversation with my ex. More plans unsettled. More insecurities stirred. I hate feeling unsettled. I hate that… Continue reading “Remember”

Faith · teaching

Going Rogue

I heard a commercial that made me cringe. Then it made me frustrated. Then, concerned about our future. While getting ready in the morning, I usually listen to music through either Amazon Music or Pandora. As I was streaming my Crowder Station through Alexa the other morning, I heard an advertisement for a "homework help"… Continue reading Going Rogue

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Uncertainty

I was talking with a friend the other day, and she remarked, "Sometimes I feel like as soon as I get one area in my life under control, some other area falls apart." Doesn't it feel that way? Everything in our personal life starts going great, and work becomes really difficult. Everything at work lines… Continue reading Uncertainty

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Why Pray

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints Ephesians 6:18 ESV  The Bible has a lot to say about prayer. Clearly, it is important. We are told to build a relationship with God through prayer. Can I… Continue reading Why Pray

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God’s Got This

"Give it to God." "God's got this." "God will make it right." Yes. Amen and amen. These platitudes make excellent inspirational pictures on social media. And I fully agree with them. I just wonder sometimes, do we really understand what it looks like to give it to God? Do we agree with these statements because… Continue reading God’s Got This