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Building Character

Making Wise Decisions

“Which choice do you think you’ll make?” I asked a friend while sitting down for coffee. My heart broke as I watched her doubt herself over and over.

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Who Do You Rely On

“I want you to close your eyes and think about the greatest teachers you’ve ever had. What about those teachers made them special? What were some of the

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E-X-P-E-C-T-A-T-I-O-N-S

I am a Sound of Music nerd. I admit I might have a problem because I love the movie so much. Ever since the age of seven when

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Keep Your Eyes Up

I recently heard a speaker at a safety event we hosted say one phrase that really stuck with me: Keep. Your. Eyes. Up. When I heard this phrase,

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Regaining Our Focus

I really do admire the intense focus of a teenager playing video games. I mean it! I’m pretty sure Batman could barge into the living room wearing a

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Hole In The Wall

I have a rowdy boy who is always playing some sport, even if he makes it up. He’s tossing, hitting, or kicking a ball at any given moment,

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Teen Talk

I could tell by the way he walked from the bus to my house that the weight of the world was on my son’s shoulders. We had been

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It’s a Jolly Holiday With Mary

This afternoon I found myself glued to the television watching the film Saving Mr. Banks. I had originally viewed the movie the day it released in theaters in

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Removing The Sins That Kill Us

“Well it isn’t really hurting anyone so…” Isn’t it interesting how over time we can start to think that sin isn’t really a big deal? It makes sense…

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