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Practice these things: whatever you learned, received, heard, or saw in us. The God of peace will be with you.” – Philippians 4:9

I may have had a career in exceptional education for a couple of decades; but the natural teacher in this family is Rebekah.

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Finally. It is my turn to hear my voice. Speak my thoughts out loud. It has taken me 60 years to tell you what I have been thinking. 468 more words


The Weekly Re-Motivator: Humans Being

I’ve just finished reading Christopher McDougall’s latest offering, Natural Born Heroes. (Review forthcoming.) The central tenet is: you can’t always tell a hero just by looking at him. 475 more words


All Greek To Me

Η ανεξέταστη ζωή δεν αξίζει να ζει. – Σωκράτης

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

The above quote is attributed, as you can probably guess, to the philosopher Socrates. 140 more words

Examined Life


In a few days Easter will be here.  A reminder again of the Resurrection story.  I’m so glad someone told me that story!

My blogging experience has brought me a bit of a quandary that I have been thinking about, that is, the scripture regarding “not letting your left hand know what your hand does,” Jesus’ commands to several persons he touched to “go and not to tell” and the scripture about doing things publicly lest we lose our reward in Heaven. 637 more words


Old Ideas, Fresh Spins with Stephanie Ayers | Guest Post

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Ayers about her multi-faceted career, her process, and her awesome stories. I reviewed one of those stories, … 597 more words


Devious Maneuvering to Avoid a Creep

Telling stories is my favorite part of having a blog so here is a new, never-before-told story about the one time I went on a date with a creep who couldn’t take a hint.  1,033 more words

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