Why Do We Stand?

Right now, standing for the National Anthem or even to say the “Pledge of Allegiance” is a hot topic, especially among NFL football stars. These are people who are seen as examples or even role models for our children, my students. Knowing this is a political “Hot Topic” I am going to present information from

The Challenges We Face in Life

What is a challenge? In this case, it is something that by its nature or character serves as a call to battle, contest, or special effort (according to www.dictionary.com). We have many challenges in life. Some will be fun and happy challenges; other will be difficult. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says “No temptation has overtaken you

What Kind of Example Am I?

Have you ever thought about the example you set for others? Christians and non-Christian, alike, notice everything you do. Non-Christians, in particular, watch to see if you “practice what you preach.” An example is a model or something to be imitated. There have been many Christians how have influenced my life as a Christian. The

Day of Wonder 3

Another day of Wonder and we read about Auggie’s first day of school. He managed to make it through his classes, found a friend at lunch and made it home. Being a new kid in school cannot be easy. Looking a little different would make it even harder. Summer is currently one of my favorite

Day 2 – WONDER

Today we read about Auggie’s tour of his new middle school, Beecher Prep. We also got to meet three more characters who are throughout the story: Julian, Jack Will, and Charlotte. Auggie is very nervous when he first meets the kids. He wasn’t expecting to meet anyone other than the principal and maybe a couple of

Now What Do You Do?

So now after Hurricane Irma has passed through and the damage is done, what do you do when the power is out? Well… Not being one to just sit around – having power out is hard. Technology only lasts so long. Plus – cell towers may not be working well. The Internet is hit and

Day 1 of Wonder

A new fourth-grade class began yesterday, due to every class being way over in the number of students in the classes. So as I was preparing to help get the class going (the new teacher will start in 2 weeks), I decided I wanted to build a caring and kind community within the classroom. I

The Beginning of Wonder

Everyone is different. No one is perfect. It is sad to see people treated differently, just because of how they look. When I was a teenager, I was close friends with people who had physical disabilities, as well as friends with mental disabilities. In my eyes, they were, and still are, people. They have feelings.

My Role as a Parent

    As a child, I was raised by non-practicing Catholic parents. I did attend vacation Bible Schools of denominations occasionally. I remembered the stories I heard there. We did not have many discussions about the Bible as I was growing up. I was never allowed to attend services with friends. I was raised knowing

Hidden Figures

Last January, my daughter and I went to see the movie “Hidden Figures.” I have always loved everything space, and have followed NASA and the space program since I was a teenager. We absolutely enjoyed the movie and the positives it shared about women and their roles in the space program in the early and
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