"DON'T JUDGE ME!" We have all heard it. Chances are that we have probably said it. The problem is that we don't understand it, and, yes, I'm aware that that is a judgment. Let's consider, when is this phrase typically utilized? Usually, we will instruct others to refrain from judgment when we are putting a… Continue reading “Don’t Judge Me!”
I was recently asked if I was given one wish to come true, what would I wish for. I have often wondered what I would wish for, especially if the whole three wishes from a genie in the lamp ever became a reality; however, to limit the wishes to one makes it even more difficult.… Continue reading What Would You Wish For?
There are times where we think being invisible would be pretty great! Students often wish it when the teacher is looking for the next person to call on to answer a question or read from the textbook. Anytime there is an awkward situation, invisibility would be a wonderful power to call upon. Just as it… Continue reading I Want to be Invisible!
I have been experiencing some water issues at my house lately. The problem has revolved around the pump that gets the water from the well into the house. Last night, we suddenly lost pressure and were, once again, without water. So many things are taken for granted. You really don't realize how important water is… Continue reading Better Than Water
Remember the song, "Oh, be careful little eyes what you see?" Do you remember its purpose? We are living in a time where exposure or experience is believed to be vital to learning. It is no longer good enough to simply lecture in a classroom. Pictures or videos are necessary to not only hold attention… Continue reading Protecting Innocence
Driving down the road, several years back, I came across a fire. Not a bonfire or house fire that may be more common, this fire was in the midst of fields of grass and grain. My initial reaction was that something must have caught on fire like a tractor or piece of equipment (also experienced… Continue reading The Fires of Change
Going straight to Merriam-Webster, one will find that biblical grace is defined in three ways: 1) Unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification 2) A virtue coming from God 3) A state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance Without going on to define the other big words used in these definitions,… Continue reading Defining Grace