You Missed Out

February 11, 2023

“Man, You missed out on a great service. “ This phrase is told to kid ministry workers most Sundays. Phrases like that help burn out people with a heart for serving. People hate missing out. Heck, I really hate missing out. I get it. You are excited about what just…

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Let There Be Peace.

July 7, 2022

A year ago today, I drove up to an unfamiliar building and prayed in the empty parking lot. Lord, I’m running after you. If this is where you want me, let it be so easy and comfortable. If it isn’t, let this be the most awkward interview I’ve ever had.…

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Do Angels Have Business Cards?

February 3, 2022

Do angels have business cards and live in Bellevue, Michigan? “This is insane. I’m not the girl who quits a career and then moves states away from all my people and parents. I JUST started believing I was a good teacher and then I quit?! Who am I?! Why am…

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The Room Where It Happens

July 30, 2021

Your classroom. Congratulations! If this is your first, fifth, or fifteenth year I am so excited for you! You are going to have the best year yet this year! I have so many colleagues who moved classrooms, grades, or schools this year. This is the first time in five years…

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Crossing the Wrong Bridge

June 12, 2021

God has blessed me with two amazing sisters-in-law. They are some of my favorite people. They both have one major flaw; they tend to get offered jobs in other states that require me to cross several bridges. I’m not too fond of heights in general, but I really do not…

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Teacher, Out.

May 13, 2021

“You’re done, aren’t you? I can see it in your eyes. I’ve seen a lot of good teachers get that look. It usually means they are done. Please tell me you aren’t done.” One of our amazing educational aids asked me that on a Friday morning after a particularly bad…

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What Do You Wear?

April 29, 2021

What do you wear when those around you are hurting? Do you wear black out of respect for the emptiness they must be feeling? Do you wear superhero capes to remember the fight they fought against an unseen enemy? Do you wear gold to point them to the streets in…

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The Year No One Wanted

August 20, 2020

It is the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Every teacher I know did not become a teacher to guide kids and parents through how to learn during a global crisis of unknowns and sickness. We are trying to fly a plane while building it. That loud thud? That was…

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The One Where We Said Goodbye

May 21, 2020

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -A.A. Milne I never really read Winnie the Pooh books growing up. My favorite was Jillian Jiggs. It’s about a little girl who never cleaned up her room. She would start and then invent a…

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Bad Friends Part 2

May 6, 2020

Welcome to Part Two of Bad Friends. We ended part one on a really good note. If you haven’t read it, I highly suggest you Go Back and Read it Here. We are talking about secret rules for relationships. But not just any relationship…best friends. #squadgoals #myperson #bffs At this…

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