Not in My Job Description

NaBloPoMo Day 5: What's something you've done for your work that wasn't exactly in the job description? Considering this prompt, my gut instinct was, Everything. But as a Secretary on a large High school campus my job description included: create and maintain student disciplinary files; answer phones, assisting Parents as needed; assist Assistant/Associate Principal(s) as …

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Going Viral: Bad Cops Vs. Everyday Miracles

My adoptive state of South Carolina is making the news again, and it hurts my heart. I'm sick over the video all over the internet and news channels this morning, of the teenage girl knocked to the ground while still in her desk, then thrown across the room and cuffed by a Sheriff's Deputy/School Resource Officer …

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Social Media: Taking Gossip to a Whole New Level

One Sunday, the text from Ephesians contained, "... let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. [ ...] Let no evil talk come …

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Mean Girls

Things happen for a reason, I believe. Not that I picture God is in His heaven moving us about like pawns on His cosmic chessboard (well, maybe sometimes I do), and I concede that we don't always get to know the reason for the things that happen. Maybe I just need to find reason and …

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The Conversation

I am fairly sure that most parents have some sort of conversation with their teenagers when they get their driver's licenses and start driving. Charlotte's dad and I gave advice we felt, from our  personal experience, was good: when you're pulled over don't sass the cop, because that only makes it worse. This is the time it pays …

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