Tag Archives: teachable

What’s in a name

When I was born my folks expected a boy. My mermaid cousin had been born just a few months before me, prior to her it had been over 120 years since a girl was born in our family line. So … Continue reading

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The day I realized I wasn’t perfect

Ok, there are many days when I realized I was to perfect. Like the day in grade school when someone did not want to be my friend because I did not fit in their group. I had moved to the … Continue reading

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Dancing on the outer rings

Most of my life I have felt like I have not quite fit with those around me. No, not the “square peg, round hole” kind of way, but more like the person who is on the edge of a group … Continue reading

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No void here

I received a text from my son last night. He was “checking in” as my family calls it. He is working at a camp during the off season and will work through his third summer there, as well. He wrote … Continue reading

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In power /empower- a cautionary tale

There is a movement growing in society that tells women that they have power to tap into and use to “rise up”, “overcome”, “stand up”, “take over”, “breakthrough”, and “take charge.” I have seen book after book title calling for … Continue reading

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Subtlety

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God call the light “day” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was … Continue reading

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First and ten

I grew up in a family that spent a lot of time around the football (American) field. My dad was a high school coach; my earliest memories are of climbing around on the bleachers during the games. I attended almost … Continue reading

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When I rise

This morning our area awoke to more snow. The roads are covered, drivers are giving themselves extra space to slow down and stop. Some cars were not so lucky overnight and now wait for someone to come and pull them … Continue reading

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What to do, what to do?

In 1996, I sent my resume to the Alaskan teacher certification board. My plan was to get approved to teach there and then move to Alaska, teaching and living a frontier lifestyle. My request was denied. The state education board … Continue reading

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All of it

When my sons were young, my life seemed to revolve around the home. I loved caring for our house, cleaning, making meals, and most of all, building into the lives and hearts of my boys. Slowly the enemy began to … Continue reading

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