Are You Living Your Faith Intentionally?

I am a word person. As a reader, writer, and English teacher, I love words, and finding the perfect word for a sentence or a situation makes me happy. When I was taking classes in education, the importance of intentional teaching was the main theme. Intentional teaching means being mindful and purposeful. It means having … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Light

Last night the moon was so beautiful and bright. The moonlight just bathed the night with brightness. I tried to take a picture that captured the beauty of the light bursting from the darkness, but I just wasn’t able to capture it. As I looked up at the moon, John 1:5 came to my mind. … Read more…

What’s True Wisdom?

In the days before school began one August, I carefully placed piece after piece of paper on the large bulletin board in my classroom. It was one of three boards that would welcome my students back to school. I am not a very artistic or crafty person, so finding and implementing creative ideas for bulletin … Read more…

How to Avoid the Comparison Trap

Do you ever jump right into trying to achieve a goal you’re excited about, pouring everything you have into it? You’re met with obstacles, yet you continue to persevere. Then someone achieves the same goal before you do. It also looks as though they achieved it with minimal effort. You instantly feel deflated; the excitement … Read more…

Only with God

“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family.” (Proverbs 31:15 NIV) During the school year, this verse speaks to me almost every weekday morning as I rise before the sun. The middle school day in our district begins early, and one of my tasks is rousing my thirteen-year-old son. … Read more…

Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith is. So simple, yet so complex. Just look at the second part of the verse, “the evidence of … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Unscripted by Ernie Johnson Jr.

As a native Georgian and a huge fan the Atlanta Braves, I am very familiar with the name Ernie Johnson (both Jr. and Sr.). The voices of Ernie Johnson Sr., Skip Caray, and Pete van Wieren crackling through the AM Radio were the soundtrack to some of my favorite childhood memories. I grew up a … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Life is Like a Bowl Full of Cherries

My friend Kelly Nickerson joins us today to share how during times of tremendous grief the kindness of friends, family, and even strangers helped her change her heart and embrace the kindness extended. by Kelly Nickerson I love cherries! If I get another tattoo it will be a pair of cherries. My favorite is the … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Random Acts of Kindness

I am happy to welcome Heather Gerwing to The Kindness Series today. With Random Acts of Kindness Day coming up this week, Heather is reminding us about the importance of being kind to all people we encounter in life. by Heather Gerwing If we all stopped and thought for a minute, I am sure we … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Choosing Kindness Over Rightness

Today I am welcoming my friend Andrea Stunz from Empty Plate, Full Heart. She is sharing with us the importance of showing kindness in your marriage. By Andrea Stunz I had become bitter, grumpy, angry and sad. I had chosen to allow pain to take root in my soul, and I fed it well and … Read more…

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