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The Mentor and Protégé – a Relationship Builder and Blessing

We all have mentors in our lives, whether we realize it or not. Most of us could name ...
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For Such a Time As This

For some reason, these words have been popping into my head quite a bit these past several months ...
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A Few Months Ago…

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about my 92 year old Mom who was recovering ...
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“Why me?” Or “Yes, me!”

It is a brand-new calendar year – 2022 is here. Hopefully you enjoyed the Christmas break with family ...
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Trust and Joy

I was on an airplane last week. Takeoff went as usual. The plane gained speed. The engines got ...
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Same But Different: The Need for Reassurance

Education is a profession that is scientifically crafted yet artistically delivered. There are research-based practices known to be ...
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Movement Matters

Kids at my school greatly look forward to an annual event we call “iMove.” Teachers and volunteers spend ...
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The Power of a Smile and the Art of Relational Kindness

I sit in my office very early each morning. It is my time to be alone and to ...
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Some Ideas to Have Children “Up Front” in Your Congregation’s Worship Services Part III – Drama in the Chancel

A Little Drama Goes a Long Way The word drama comes from the Greek word dran that means ...
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Children as Ushers, Greeters, and Helpers in Other Capacities Never Imagined…

 Advocate for Children Being Servants During Worship and Beyond    As I mentioned in the first blog, I’m ...
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