Tag Archives: The Christian Life

August, Again

It’s that time of year. School starts for my family on August 23. Ever since I returned to teaching, I refer to August as a transition month because it contains both summer days and school days. At my house, back-to-school … Continue reading

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A Tribute To My Grandma

Doris Elizabeth Smith, October 19, 1922-June 24, 2016 A little over a week ago I received an early-morning text from my mom informing me that Grandma passed. My mom and dad were headed to the airport when they received the … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Word

Happy New Year, friends! I took down the last of the outdoor Christmas lights today and saw a school bus rumble past, signaling the end of Christmas Break and the return to normal life. Tomorrow is the start of my … Continue reading

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Would It Help?

I think there are two kinds of blog writers—those who can pump out pieces several times a week and those who post more sporadically. I certainly fall into the later category, especially as of late. On the one hand, this … Continue reading

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Living in Ordinary Time

Recently, a friend forwarded to me this blog post about “ordinary time.” If you are familiar with the church calendar this phrase means something to you. If not, keep reading for a fuller explanation. This essay was a timely read … Continue reading

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Always Orange at Home

Week Four: Always Orange in the Living Room Climb out of the basement, readers. We are back on the main floor this week for part four in the series Always Orange at Home. So far, we have spent time in … Continue reading

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Another School-Year Beginning

Tomorrow my official duties as a teacher begin for the school year—even though the calendar says Saturday. Orientation for middle school students happens on the weekend so that come Monday morning we can hit the ground rolling. Tomorrow afternoon I … Continue reading

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