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Being the dish

Giving back, paying it forward, passing it on. . .  these are concepts I live by—partly because other people have done these kind of good deeds for me and to me. A friend and mentor of mine once gave me her family’s tax refund to help pay for a mission trip overseas. Their donation funded… Continue reading Being the dish

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The gift of a second chance

*Over the next few days, I'll be posting essays by my amazing students who wrote in response to the question, "What are three gifts--proverbial or literal--that you've been given in 2013, and why are they significant to you?" Their responses made me laugh, cry, and most of all, thank God for the opportunity to invest… Continue reading The gift of a second chance

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Mama DID

My mom had a rough go of it growing up. I won't share details, because they are my mom's to share, but trust me. Despite the circumstances of her childhood, my mom chose to have four daughters, all of us about two years apart. When she found herself a single mom with four children under… Continue reading Mama DID

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Between who you are and who you could be

Thank you, Henry Petty, for stepping in as today's guest writer. You are a lifesaver! One of my favorite songs by Switchfoot is entitled, “Dare You To Move.” My favorite line in the song is: The tension is here Between who you are and who you could be Between how it is and how it… Continue reading Between who you are and who you could be