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As a public school teacher I worked with children to teach them how to read, write, think mathematically, and ask questions like a scientist. The students learned about the importance to vote, the constitution and the Bill of Rights.  All important topics for students to grow up to be productive American citizens. But the biggest part of our instructional time was spent preparing for the FCAT or FSA. The students contrasted themes,… Read More

Did you grow up in the 1980s, the Me! Me! Me! Generation?   Did you watch the life of the rich and famous on television, and your heart yearned for the enormous mansion, fancy sports car, and sequined evening gowns? Are you listening to the world whispering You can have it all!    Labels like Calvin Klein were extremely important in our 80’s materialistic culture. But I bought my prom dress at a thrift… Read More

I will never do that! My thoughts flit fast from one moment to the next. Fear of the future, terror from the past, and unfulfilled dreams all mix together and I can barely focus on the present. I wonder if this is how Peter felt.  One minute he was reassuring his friend, Jesus. “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will” (Matthew 26:33 NIV). Did Peter fear the… Read More