N-Never (The Mouse Who Was Not Overcome)

“Jesus did not say you will never have a rough passage, you will never be over-strained, you will never feel uncomfortable; but He did say you will never…

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P-Place (Does personal growth impact eternity?)

“There’s no better place for me to become like Jesus than my present circumstances,” says Marie Chaplan. Why would I want to become like Jesus? That…

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C-Clutter

“Clutter is simply delayed decisions. Having systems in place makes it easier to make decisions” (Marilyn Gardner).  This morning I picked up a piece…

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Lynn Cowell Offers Help for Teen Girls

Friends, I met Lynn Cowell at the She Speaks Conference last July and was inspired…

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Come Strain Your Brain with Me

I’m looking for a few good friends. In particular, I’m looking for people…

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R–Reward

 “Lean into the wind. The more difficult the going, the greater the reward”…

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What’s in Your Child’s Backpack?

Your home is the nest from which your children learn to fly. First they take…

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B–Build

“If you don’t like your lot in life, build a service station on it” (Corrie ten Boom) Corrie ten Boom had a detestable lot in life. So she used it…

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Today is September 11, 2011

 Where were you ten years ago today, on 9/11/01? I was on my way to teach a Freshman Composition course and noticed a crowd of people hovered around…

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Writing to Change the World

 “All totalitarian governments achieve their ends by frightening and isolating people, and by preventing honest public discussion of important matters….

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The Courage to Blog Imperfectly

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” (Can you guess who said this? Initials A.N. 1903-1977 Much-quoted controversial French…

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