The Week with My Mom

Happy Friday Eve! (That makes the day so much more doable, doesn't it?) My mom is here visiting, so the week has been filled with walks (for both her and the dog) and lots of games. And for the record, she still is on top of hers (game, that is). Not bad for almost 88.…

And the Survey Says…

Twice a year, teachers in my district are required to survey the students in their class(es). The first survey is delivered in October. Students are invited to answer questions pertaining to their experiences in class (aka...'Rate Your Teacher'). And then, teachers analyze the results, wipe the tears from their eyes, swallow the lump in their…

When Two Worlds Collide

Sounds like a title for a Sci-Fi book, doesn't it? But what I'm actually referring to is the moment when my school world and my church world came face to face...and then overlapped...and then became entangled. And while I could have used different verbiage, I needed to get my point across. The merge was not without difficulty.…

Daniel Plan: Take 1 (Or this is what I’ve learned so far…)

Well, I certainly had a lot of "Amen" moments while reading the first three chapters of The Daniel Plan. Rick Warren was preaching to the choir, I'm telling you! I'm all over the whole healthy diet and exercise thing. Validation at its best! But, oh...wait. That's not the point. That's not my goal. I'm focusing…