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Helping Others Worship God With Their Whole Being

I previously served as Director of Worship at a large church, and this was my manifesto: We’re called to love our Creator with “all our hearts and souls and might” (Deuteronomy 6:5), in other words with our whole being. We … Continue reading

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Change the Future

Thought for the Week “You’re an author, and the stories you write are penned across the hearts of your children. Therefore, be careful with the pen because you’re writing on some very precious paper.” ~Craig D. Lounsbrough “The way we … Continue reading

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Pre-loved People

Originally posted on malcolmsmusings.org:
I smile when advertisers use the term ‘pre-loved’ to avoid describing an item as ‘second-hand’. A pre-loved wedding dress must be better than a second-hand one; pre-loved toys sound more attractive than second-hand toys. I’ve…

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Teacher Appreciation Week

My wife came home glowing yesterday; she’d just received a card (with a dollar in it ;>) from one of her students. It said, “Thank you, I love you!” and was accompanied by multiple hugs. She got choked-up when she … Continue reading

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When I Became a ‘Real’ Teacher

Originally posted on A Teacher's Reflections:
 ‘TheHundred Little Things’ The hundred little things- that’s what it’s all about, in teaching and in life.  It took me many years as a teacher to figure this out.  Thank goodness I had…

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When God Does (and Doesn’t) Provide

Thought for the Week This Thought for the Week consists of a video recorded yesterday morning at a local church. As part of a series on our Creator’s provision, and as a follow-up to the previous week’s message, “When God … Continue reading

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Pointless Advice

Photo by Amr Taha My Featured Blogger this week is Riddhi Chitalia, who goes by the byname of “Arsee” (get it?). Indian-born blogger Arsee describes herself as “a Jane Austen girl in a Christopher Nolan world. hufflepuff. writer. storyteller. seeker. … Continue reading

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A Confession on My 25th Year of Teaching

Originally posted on K E Garland:
Twenty-five years ago, I began my career in education as an English teacher. However, I didn’t enter the profession out of a profound sense of passion. Here’s what happened: I began undergrad as a…

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Back to School – Ready or Not

Some schools resume as early as next week in the U.S. Others will open in the coming weeks, some later still. Some, in theses uncertain times, have postponed starting, or decided to launch their fall terms online. The only thing … Continue reading

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Best Vacation Ever?

It was Easter morning, the first time I’d ever decided to “get up and go to church.” I wasn’t sure I belonged, but when the preacher said, “He is risen” I joined in on the reply, “He is risen indeed!” … Continue reading

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