Tips, anecdotes and confessions of a fifth year teacher in ABC's.
I still don’t know him real well and probably never will. He was a friend of my cousins at one time, he traveled as a hobby to do short term missions, and ended up marrying my co-teachers sister. I sang with him at a wedding many years ago. He was quiet and appeared confident in … Continue reading Defined
That’s right, two of them. My first one died of cancer when I was eight. Who was she? She was my mommy. She made my meals and kept me clothed. For someone who didn’t like the sewing machine, she turned out some pretty dress for my three sisters and me. She heard my cries in … Continue reading My Mothers
“You have got to be quiet or the slave catchers are going to find us!” The rustles, thumps, whispers and barely veiled exclamations suddenly ceased. Pitch black darkness filled the hot basement room, and the boiler in the room beside us shuddered and hissed. I couldn’t see any of them, but at least my urgent … Continue reading These Chains
I am so thankful for the God I serve. A God that is so big that He can, as one first grader said, “hold the world and all the stars and even all the universe and all the other stars in His hand—on one finger even.” Or as another first grader added, “He’s so big … Continue reading Thank You
Two students who've taught me more than they'll ever know.
It’s Monday, February 20, 2017, Family Day Morning. I have plans to meet a friend for brunch, but for now, I’m having my devotions and trying to ignore that sometime today, I’ll know. I’m praying in my room, trying to concentrate and instead, getting this strong urge to go check my e-mail. I push it … Continue reading Documentary of a Decision