I don’t have all the answers to gun laws and the rise of mass shootings. I can’t solve the sin and the suffering in people’s hearts. I can’t fix the trauma that children and teens have gone through. But I have chosen the career of a teacher. And that means that I have every obligation… Continue reading I Am Only One Teacher. But I Pledge to Make a Difference.
I have to admit, I’ve always been a bit on the competitive side. Actually, “a bit” might be understating it. More like “quite” competitive. Why didn’t I play more sports? Because I was too competitive – and because I wasn’t good at them, which meant I’d never win. But put me in front of any… Continue reading Since When Did Life Become a Competition?
“Some people won’t sail the sea ‘cause they’re safer on land, to follow what’s written, but I’d follow you to the great unknown, off to a world we call our own …“ (“Tightrope” from The Greatest Showman) When I was twenty, I was bursting at the seams with ideas, dreams, hopes, and plans. The future… Continue reading Have I Become Afraid to Dream?
Based on John 20 when the risen Christ met Mary Magdalene outside the empty tomb. He speaks your name, and in an instant, all your sorrow and heartbreak is swallowed up by His voice. He speaks your name, and your lost soul finds a home in Him. He speaks your name, and at once, you… Continue reading He Speaks Your Name
I realized recently that because I’ve written so much about the challenges and struggles of being single that some people might have a certain perception of me. A perception that might not be entirely accurate. A perception that I am sad and miserable all the time – if not on the outside, then on the… Continue reading Is It Possible to Be Happy in My Single Years?
I was in a meeting yesterday with other K-12 English educators, listening to a panel of professionals and college English chairs discuss the areas in which our students will need to be competent for college and careers. “Teach them how to have eye contact and be able to speak in front of a group of… Continue reading Less Screen Time, More Soul Time