Monthly Archives: March 2022

Sticking With It

Years ago, another school principal and I were discussing the prides and perils of school administration.  Talk turned, as administrator talk inevitably turns, to the subject of teachers.  “You know,” she mused, “I think a big part of success in … Continue reading

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Last Monday Morning in March

The first hard glare of a fireball sun
breaks out from behind a blue-slate cloud. Continue reading

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A Mighty Fine Hello

Don’t you love how reunions with old friends make you feel like you just saw each other last week? Continue reading

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God in the Tulips

From microscopic to galactic, our universe declares that it has been shaped by a God of Power and Beauty. Continue reading

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Moments of Glory

Amazing sunrises and unexpected calls from people we love provide us with glimpses of a glorious future. Continue reading

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Signs and Wonders

I love the way wet snow shows which way the wind was blowing during the time of the storm–the way white holds to the windward side of fenceposts and tree trunks.  How even dried thistle blooms are bearded with tufts … Continue reading

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California Dreaming

Perhaps it would be a good thing if we expected ourselves to be missionaries of comfort and blessing to others. Continue reading

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Bucket List

I have a bad habit of leaving water running while I go do something else “real quick.” Continue reading

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The Road You Are On

Nearly every road I’ve traveled has taken me right where I was headed. Continue reading

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First Efforts

Practicing something as “simple” as driving a nail makes a big difference. Practice in forgiving, turning the other cheek, and returning good for evil also brings improvement. Continue reading

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