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One Job

We have one job. Just the one.

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The Difference of a Year

I have a hard time rereading my journals sometimes. Even before I started blogging, I was journaling often. Many of the entries are full of despair. The following is an entry from exactly a year ago. It isn't refined or edited (except for spelling and grammar - I couldn't help myself). But this is an… Continue reading The Difference of a Year

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Anemic Prayers

I have just recently started listening to podcasts. Several people have recommended different podcasts to me (including the Office Ladies Podcast, which I am listening to now), plus two friends and co-workers of mine launched a podcast in January. I listen to each week's session of "The Bible Guys" now, too. In last week's episode,… Continue reading Anemic Prayers

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February 14th

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." - Aristotle "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." - George Sand If we… Continue reading February 14th

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Everything Counts

Someone, somewhere, started perpetuating the lie that there are no stupid questions. I'm not sure who this person was or why they thought it necessary to make that statement, but they were wrong. Here are a few questions that drive most educators crazy: "Did I miss anything while I was out last week?" - Nope,… Continue reading Everything Counts

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Panic

I think I lost a year of my life Thursday night. (No, I am never at all even slightly dramatic; why do you ask?) As I was driving to my small group meeting last night, I received a notification from my home security app, informing me that my front door was left open. Except, I… Continue reading Panic

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Failing Already

A new year always seems to inspire us to change in the best possible ways. Though we are hesitant (sometimes even hostile) to change any other time, at the start of a new year we go out of our way to create change. If things haven't been going great, we vow to wipe last year's… Continue reading Failing Already

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Ultimate Satisfaction

I use Proverbs 31 Ministries First5 app often to give me guidance as I read and study God's Word. (I hesitate to say "for my devotions" because I recently had a very thought-provoking conversation about the concept of "devotions" or "quiet time"). Terminology aside, I find it helpful to have a reading plan and to… Continue reading Ultimate Satisfaction

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Thanks Giving

Tomorrow morning, I will load up the car and drive to Richmond with Jon. We will spend the next couple of days with my parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins celebrating Thanksgiving. I've been trying to remember what last Thanksgiving was like - how I felt and how I handled my circumstances. Honestly, I cannot recall… Continue reading Thanks Giving

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Know Thyself

After discussing The Enneagram personality assessment with a student, I decided to give it a try for myself. I took BOTH the short and the extended version of the test, and the same result came up - Type Six, Wing 5. Of course, I had no idea what that meant (and you probably don't either,… Continue reading Know Thyself