In Everything Give Thanks

I began to pursue thanksgiving when I began teaching a little over five years ago.  In my personal time with God every day, I listed in my journal ten things I counted as blessings. A couple years later, I found a baby-blue, soft leather copy of Ann Voskamp's 1,000 Gifts. This book intrigued me for two reasons.  … Continue reading In Everything Give Thanks

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Framed

They never tell you when you move four and half hours away from home, cross an international border, and exchange the name "teacher" for the name "student" that you will face an identity crisis so piercing that it leaves you feeling empty. In the process of developing one's self, you loose pieces, find other long-lost … Continue reading Framed

Discouragement

Desiring to walk into the day with cheerful acceptance of all the hard moments, Investing energy and prayers and all the will-power one can muster and Still saying things, doing things that prove how broken the insides are. Crying uncontrollable tears that stream salt water across burning cheeks Of shame at being found out, that … Continue reading Discouragement