Current Events · Daily Living

When “Silence is Violence” Leads to Violence Against the Silent

It was last summer when I first started seeing the slogan “Silence is Violence” pop up on my social media feeds. And I understood what it meant. I understood that the sentiment behind it was most likely derived from such noble MLK quotes such as: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent… Continue reading When “Silence is Violence” Leads to Violence Against the Silent

Current Events · Daily Living · Undistracted Living · Whispers of Faith

Top Ten Lessons Learned in 2020

If ever there was a year to learn things, it was this one. Lessons I never expected. Lessons I never would have chosen on my own. Lessons that were painfully necessary. Lessons that have deepened my faith and challenged my mind. Just a quick glance back over this year’s blog posts show me such a… Continue reading Top Ten Lessons Learned in 2020

Current Events · Whispers of Faith

My Candid Thoughts – On Living in a Culture of Fear

Almost every conversation I’ve had with someone in the last four months has, at some point, touched on COVID. It’s inescapable – it’s touched every part of our lives. And yet, we’re so fatigued by it. We don’t want to keep talking about it because we’re sick of its dominance in our lives, but somehow… Continue reading My Candid Thoughts – On Living in a Culture of Fear

Current Events

How Do I Think Rightly in an Age of Bias, Distortion, and Emotional Hype?

Almost two months ago, I shared a blog post about seeking an educated mind rather than emotional responses. Since that time, I have dived into the process of educating myself about current issues, and I have come to discover so much about the process of thinking rightly in the midst of all this turmoil. I’ve… Continue reading How Do I Think Rightly in an Age of Bias, Distortion, and Emotional Hype?

A Schoolteacher's Musings · Current Events

Are We Going to Whitewash History or Learn from It?

The statues are being toppled. The schools are being renamed. Modern works of genius about our Founding Fathers are being questioned. There is a growing cultural norm to look back on every influential leader in history and question their worth based on their beliefs or actions. And why, do you ask? Because we have a… Continue reading Are We Going to Whitewash History or Learn from It?

Current Events · Daily Living · Relationship

Seeking an Educated Mind Instead of Emotional Reactions

Our nation is in a fragile state right now. The amount of anger, hate, destruction, hurt, and controversy swirling around is unlike anything I’ve seen in my adult lifetime. It scares me, saddens me, and burdens my heart when I feel helpless to do anything about it. In reality what we all need most is… Continue reading Seeking an Educated Mind Instead of Emotional Reactions