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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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Retirement Questions Are More than Just Financial

Leslie has turned her entry for our blog over to Paul Snyder from Concordia Plans. Many thanks 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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Regulations

Seems that governing bodies have been messing with health issues in every age. Also seems like many of ...
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Thoughts on “Sheltering,” Teaching, and Indoctrination

Over the many years I was in the teaching ministry, both as a teacher and administrator, I had ...
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We Are Not Alone

I didn’t have many expectations of the summer Olympics this time around.  I couldn’t imagine the “games” happening ...
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Walk Up Music in School?

If you’ve ever attended a Major League Baseball game (or many other sports for that matter) you are ...
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3 – 2 – 1 … Blastoff! Starting the Year Off Right for Students with Special Needs

As the next school year approaches and you begin to survey the students on your class list, do ...
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In Danger of Extinction?

As I write this blog, I recall a hymn that I learned from my grandmother when I was ...
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