LEAven Blog

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Setting Achievable Goals

April 16, 2024

Goals are a part of modern life. We are no longer satisfied with just doing our best. We must constantly remake ourselves into someone better. Often, we are required to…

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April 9, 2024

This blog entry will be different from my usual entries in that this will be the first part of a two or three-part blog series. As I have mentioned in…

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Beacon on a Hill

April 2, 2024

My daily commute to my office in the mid-1990s didn’t usually take more than 15 minutes unless delayed by unusual traffic or snow! It was pretty much just expressway scenery…

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March Madness: School Style

March 26, 2024

Last week, my students were a lot more excited than usual. We’ve had something exciting almost every day (birthdays, field trips, summer camp enrollment, etc.) and Spring Break is quickly…

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The Solo Fasting Retreat: A Spiritual Practice of Restoration

March 19, 2024

The art and science of fasting do not seem to be very well-known. In conversing with others, they are typically always intrigued, but I have not yet met anyone who…

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What is Truth?

March 12, 2024

Excuse my joining the less-than-honorable P. Pilate on the search for truth. He was an easy mark since most people know his antagonistic utterance even if they have no idea…

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March 2024 Is Filled with Contemplation, Preparation, and Celebration!

March 5, 2024

     Because Easter Sunday is a festival that is a “moveable celebration,” it will fall on March 31, 2024.  The day of Easter is determined by astronomical events and is…

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Perseverance: A Guiding Light for Educators and Students

February 27, 2024

In the world of education, the journey of perseverance finds significant inspiration in Biblical principles. As educators navigate the challenges of their profession with unwavering determination, they draw strength from…

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‘Tis the Season

February 20, 2024

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…  Ok, you’re probably thinking, it’s not the Christmas season, so what’s up?  It is that time of year, however, that schools are…

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Work/Life Balance

February 13, 2024

I was asked to consider writing on work/life balance for this blog post. Apparently, I was deemed worthy of delving into this topic. My first reaction was, “Why me? I…

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