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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

In elementary school my best friend Michelle spent the night at my house and we giggled long into the night. We trusted each other with our disappointments and hopes. I thought she was trustworthy because at recess time, I could count on her to pick me to be on her team. But one day, I didn’t live up to her expectations and her brows furled.  Her lips pinched, and her freckled cheeks… Read More

What happens after your finger touches the voice mail button and your heart plummets to your knees?  After the heart attack, the truck roll over, or the limb shattering fall? As I listen to the stranger’s voice explaining why my husband hadn’t arrived home tonight, my ear zeros in on the words, “not opening his eyes, not moving his arms, running a stroke alert now.” I step back to recover from the… Read More

One God ruling in my thankful heart, I’m praising you for guarding my mind. Be my protector, forever more.   Disperse your Spirit through my ambitions. When I compare myself to others; Direct my eyes to your word, for approval.   I exalt you for strengthening my soul. Fill me Lord, with your spiritual energy.   Jesus, you are perfect righteousness. Thank you, for your loving sacrifice,   Keep me from adjusting… Read More