ONE WORD: Checking In and Making a Confession

So... how has your ONE WORD been treating you? Been giving it any thought? Really. I want to know. Personally, I've been struggling a bit. But only because I've been thinking. Which is a good thing! Right? This past month has forced encouraged me to differentiate between ACTION (my ONE WORD) and 'busyness'. I've been rather…

I’m Challenging You to Use Your Words to Make the World a Kinder Place

I'm sure by now most of you have seen or heard about the Covington High School video. It's kinda hard to miss, unless you've been living under a rock. I'm also fairly confident you have an opinion about the whole thing. But I'm wondering, would your opinion change if: the boy in the video had…

One Word: What’s Been Standing in Your Way?

Your ONE WORD is personal. You picked it for a reason. Perhaps it came from a place of hope. A place where you saw the possibility of growth. Of making your life better. Maybe it came from a "Come to Jesus" moment like this reader (disclaimer...the following are exerts): I was sitting in the hot…

A Little Hindsight on this December Morning

As a teacher, there were more times than I care to admit that I felt I wasn't enough.  There were times I felt I wasn't making a difference.There were times I questioned why I was even teaching.There were times I just felt less than.You know—not as good as. Like I should be doing more. Like I should be…

To Teach, or Not to Teach?

You know those people who have ALWAYS known they wanted to be a teacher? Yeah...well...I'm not one of them. Oh, I'm not saying I didn't do my fair share of playing school when I was younger. My dolls Lolly, Pixie, and Annabelle frequently joined my stuffed teddy bear Teddy, and sock monkey Charlie, behind shoe…