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Teaching me to mother

Lizard, Thank you for breaking me in back when I turned 22. There was nothing Taylor Swift about it. Your dad and I tied the knot three weeks after I graduated from college and three weeks after my birthday, and I frantically searched for employment while serving as your stepmom. I felt like I was… Continue reading Teaching me to mother

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The gifts that make a difference

Today's post is written by my student, Jordan Fryman, who wrote this essay in response to the question, "What are three gifts you've received in 2013, and why are they significant to you?" Growing up I have received several gifts, both tangible and  intangible, but the older I get I have realized that the gifts… Continue reading The gifts that make a difference

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Eating an elephant

I'm not sure if I agree with Tom Petty's claim that waiting is the hardest part. Sometimes getting started is more difficult. Recently, my friend and recent guest contributor to this blog, Mary Agrusa, posted a writing prompt on her LinkedIn group, Christian Bloggers - Cross Currents, related to the word "initiate." I didn't have… Continue reading Eating an elephant