Raising Children – One Grandparent’s Point of View

“Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’" Matthew 25:40 - Geoffrey at 21-months Today provides one of those opportunities for an essay in response to just one photograph. …

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Our grandchildren shine! (and here’s why)

Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.Philippians 2:15b-16a Today's blog entry is a "proud granddaddy" post. Most of the time the stuff I write about David, Beks, Geoffrey, and Mr. T. is focused on family; but today I have something about school. David …

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a shout-out to all teachers! (especially Andrew and Alica) #soproud #teachersrock

- Andrew and Alicia on the first day at their new teaching positions Teach them God’s decrees, and give them his instructions. Show them how to conduct their lives. - Exodus 18:20 I spent twenty years in exceptional student education, helping unsettled children find a sure footing and unsettling some of the systems that had consistently …

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6 Photo Friday images – snapshots of the good life

Moses: "Look here! Today I’ve set before you life and what’s good versus death and what’s wrong."... "I have set life and death, blessing and curse before you. Now choose life..." - Deuteronomy 30:15,19 Again, this week, my camera has been inactive and I have to rely on our daughter Naomi's keen eye for story …

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The day I quit my teaching job

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. - James 1:5 Today's subject is partly in honor of Rebekah's sister Rachel, who loved to teach and was committed to helping those students who needed a little extra. So three …

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Notes from the start of school

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”Mark Twain - (September) First day of school in Miami This morning, as complex and potentially fraught as yesterday's post, I want to talk about the beginning of …

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God is in the “possibility awakening” business!

[It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me].Job 33:4 There is as lot to like about TED talks. Fact is, being offered the opportunity to give one remains a huge Bucket List item for me. So …

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Pride and joy – our son the teacher!

"Amidst all the uncertainty and inconsistency and mixed messages bouncing around in our world today, children need the kind of stability and care offered by good teachers..." Good morning! It's a wet, soggy, rain-soaked, everything-is-saturated day here in Wake Forest. It's been that kind of a week and it will be excessively damp for a …

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