Can we stop? Just for a minute. Can we pause, breathe in deeply, breathe out slowly? Close your eyes and just stop. Can we look at these past 3-4 days and just stop? Can we take a second and stop pointing fingers at each other, at people groups, at races and stereotypes? In that pause,… Continue reading Can we all just stop?
Over the past few days I’ve been thinking a lot about routines. Even yesterday I discussed new routines for the blog, but one major area in my life that I am working to improve is my time with God in the Bible and conversation with Him in prayer. I am in the process of reading… Continue reading Finding My North Star…In Christ
If you’re looking for a few good and encouraging books to read this summer, I have a great pair for you: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.They’re the perfect mixture of fiction and non-fiction/self-improvement reading. The Secret Garden has been on my to-read list for a… Continue reading An Encouraging Book-Pairing: “The Secret Garden” & “As a Man Thinketh”
To the students who made me a real, official teacher: thank you and I am so proud of you! You were the first students I got to watch from beginning to end. You came to me short, awkward, stubborn, and nervous. I got to watch you grow into mature, young adults, going off into the… Continue reading To the Class of 2016
“No.” A word that no one likes to hear. It’s one word that can shatter everything. It can destroy you. It can sting and break your heart. It can make you want to scream, cry, stomp your feet, throw a temper tantrum, and act like a toddler. It’s a word that can challenge your deepest… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: The Power of Rejection
“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” –… Continue reading Wordy Wednesday: New Month, New Beginnings
This is a hectic time of year…especially if you’re a teacher like me, or you have kids in school…you know it’s crazy: there are exams, and grades, and planning vacation, and what to wear tomorrow, and soccer practice, and dance recitals, and crazy. crazy. crazy. This is (and Thanksgiving/Christmas) the time of year a lot… Continue reading 7 Things to Do at Night to Increase Productivity During the Day