Category Archives: Moments that Matter

Eighth Wonder of the World

The eighth natural wonder of the world has been found, it is in middle school…the brain of an adolescent. It is indeed something to wonder at. Scientific studies have been done, survey’s tallied, charts graphed all come to the same … Continue reading

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Sacred siblings

The whole school laughed hysterically as I stood in the middle of the playground with my gym shorts around my ankles and my Raggedy Ann and Andy underwear on display. I stood in disbelief, my eyes filling with tears as … Continue reading

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You have prepared them well

It’s almost time for Parent-Teacher conferences. If you’re like me, when the teacher speaks about those areas that need improvement, it can feel as if you’re the one being assessed. I remember meeting with my daughter’s kindergarten teacher last year. When she … Continue reading

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Angels in the Outfield

I love baseball. South Carolina is a great state for it. The year I moved here Clemson was playing the University of South Carolina in the College World Series for the National Championship. I am also a sucker for baseball … Continue reading

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3 L’s to promote your child’s spiritual gifts

    Your child is receiving a promotion. Sounds good, right? What are some of the first things that come to mind? Maybe you thought about skipping a grade, being named captain of a sports team, or if they have … Continue reading

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From the newsroom to the classroom: Lessons from a recovering reporter

I’m a reporter. Yes, I work at a school, but journalism will always be a part of who I am because it combines my love for learning new things, meeting interesting people, and telling stories. If you’re trying to generate … Continue reading

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Wear Your Cape with Confidence

I teach. What’s your super power? (Here’s the thing –  this truth, this villain, can strike us in our parenting, in any workplace, in any profession.) Teachers can certainly be called superheroes. We rush to the aid of the struggling … Continue reading

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Following a Shepherd

Odd as it may sound at first…I have found that those with the heart of a “lowly shepherd” make the best of leaders. It may surprise us that God, some thousand years prior to the birth of His son, Jesus, … Continue reading

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I’ve been there

I was in line at the doctor’s office this week, trying desperately to juggle my toddler, purse, and the clipboard of endless insurance and medical forms when I saw her. My angel. She was wearing a hot pink sweatshirt, black … Continue reading

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Laughter through tears

“Please don’t cry or I will too. I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence.” This is a great line from my all-time favorite movie “Steel Magnolias.” If you haven’t seen the movie (good grief, put … Continue reading

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