Category Archives: Pearls of Wisdom

Advice for My Son: Purpose

Son, You won’t see purpose when you are young. Much of life will be boring for you. Much of life will be annoying. Much of life will seem like it has no point. I expect that before you are eighteen … Continue reading

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Advice to A New Parent from 8th Graders

I am- very happily, nervously, excitedly, and exhaustedly- expecting a baby boy this summer. As I read up on all the latest parenting books, make notes about feeding schedules, wash all of the baby clothes and baby sheets and baby … Continue reading

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What I should have said…

So this afternoon I found myself in an awkward, squirmy, situation. It caught me off guard, and I am ashamed to say that even after 6 years of teaching, I was not prepared to handle this one. While running errands, … Continue reading

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Brain Pickings Weekly

One of my favorite emails is called Brain Pickings Weekly because once a week, I get to enjoy interesting articles like this one about incredible illustrations of famous people. Check it out!

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Klingenstein Day 10: Changing Culture

“Culture of Resistance” chapter What is the “culture of resistance”? What aspects of culturally-embedded resistance are reasonable? At my school, I think that part of the culture of resistance is against “21st century skills.” It seems there is a divide among … Continue reading

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Purpose: A Prologue

In all of my reading, I have not come across anything quite so sensible as the first statement of the **Westminster Catechism: “The chief end of man[kind] is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” At a time in my … Continue reading

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From What We Want… to What We Have

My new mantra is: Start With What You Have. Before I knew about the benefits of organic, local, unwrapped eating, I used to grocery shop like this: step one, think of something I want to eat; step 2, check which … Continue reading

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