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Three lessons from my mother

Today's post is written by one of my students, Jesse Shoemaker. Jesse wrote this essay in response to the prompt: Write about your mother or someone who has acted as a mother figure in your life. Describe this person and share at least three lessons you’ve learned from her. My mother is a great influence in my life.… Continue reading Three lessons from my mother

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Joy and gratitude: my friend, Henry Petty

My friend since college, Henry Petty, is one of the most light-hearted, joyful people I know. It's not because his life has been easy or because he's achieved every single goal he set for himself  or because he is  spoiled rotten. It's because he chooses to be joyful and to be grateful for what God's… Continue reading Joy and gratitude: my friend, Henry Petty