Why do traumatic events cause us to freeze in time? Everyone that experienced 9/11 twenty years ago remembers where they were and what they were doing. It’s etched into our minds with indelible ink. During that time I was teaching at two different schools. I taught 7th and 8th grade drama in the mornings andContinue reading “It Comes to Mind: 9/11”
We married off another son last weekend. It was a sweltering Southern August afternoon outdoors in Mississippi. The wedding was a small gathering. The bride was running a bit late and between the heat and anxiety we were all a bit frayed. However, the moment that that bride began to climb the stairs all anxietyContinue reading “God Whispers: Home”
As I think back about meetings that I was a part of during my time as a school administrator, some make me cringe but others fill me with a great satisfaction. One day I witnessed trust. Someone trusted me unconditionally. Someone that looks different from me. Someone from a different background. During a most uncomfortableContinue reading “God Whispers: Watch and Listen”
As I was going through an old box of papers I came across a persuasive paper that I typed (yes, with a typewriter!) in college that was written prior to the celebration of the bi-centennial of our nation. The title of my paper was “1776-1976: The Extinction of Patriotism.” While some of the points madeContinue reading “God Whispers: O Say, Can You See?”
Four years ago we moved out into the country. We enjoy the handiwork of God on a daily basis through the lakes, the trees, the foliage and the creatures that surround us. When we moved we adopted four semi-feral cats mainly for rodent control. I must admit that I have become quite fond of theContinue reading “God Whispers: As the Deer”
Where should our allegiance lie?
So I finally approached the day that we all look forward to. Retirement. I submitted all the paperwork. I informed my employers of my decision. I shared the news with my family. Twenty eight years in the field of education. Eighteen years in the same district. My husband was ecstatic since I would be joiningContinue reading “God Whispers: Giving to Others”
I always wanted to start blogging but somehow couldn’t find the time. I now have time to really put my thoughts down on virtual paper. As a retired teacher and administrator I have a wealth of experiences to write about. My husband Tim and I live out in the country and we daily see GodContinue reading “Nice to Meet You”